22-year-old arrested at Heathrow on suspicion of preparing for terrorist acts

22-year-old arrested at Heathrow on suspicion of preparing for terrorist acts

Heathrow airport

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The South East Counter Terrorism Unit has reported a 22-year-old man was arrested by counter-terrorism officers at Heathrow Airport.

The suspect was held on suspicion of preparing for terrorist acts upon his return to the UK from an undisclosed location last Friday.

Police have reassured travelers there was no "imminent threat" to airport passengers or the community at the time the man was detained, as his arrest related to conflicts abroad. 

The 22-year-old has been bailed until February 27.