London City Airport evacuation: Man arrested under anti-terror laws
- 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.
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The Met’s Aviation Policing Command continue to investigate.
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