London City Airport evacuation: Man arrested under anti-terror laws

Emergency services outside London City Airport on Friday (Picture: Victoria Jones/PA Wire)

Emergency services outside London City Airport on Friday (Picture: Victoria Jones/PA Wire) - Credit: PA

A man has been arrested under anti-terror legislation in connection with the evacuation of London City Airport.

A Metropolitan Police spokeswoman confirmed the 25-year-old was arrested in east London on Saturday on suspicion of using a noxious substance to cause serious damage.

She said the arrest was made under section 113 of the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001.

The man was taken to a west London police station and has been bailed until a date in late November, pending further enquiries.

The airport, in the Royal Docks, was closed for around three hours on Friday afternoon, with around 500 passengers and staff evacuated.

The Met’s Aviation Policing Command continue to investigate.

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