Man ‘rammed knife’ into own neck at T5

Pas­sen­gers wit­ness fright­en­ing in­ci­dent at air­port

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Kather­ine Clemen­tine kather­ine.clemen­tine@trin­i­tymir­

HEATHROW Air­port pas­sen­gers looked on in hor­ror as a man ‘rammed a knife’ into his own neck in Ter­mi­nal 5.

Se­cu­rity guards were forced to jump on the blood-soaked man af­ter he re­peat­edly cut him­self with a knife out­side Fort­num & Ma­son on De­cem­ber 16.

Eye­wit­ness Ta­mara Lynch said: “He was stood with his back to the shop win­dow and was stab­bing him­self in the neck and he opened his jacket up and was try­ing to stab him­self in the chest.

“I couldn’t see what he was us­ing but he was really try­ing to ram it in.

“He then ran to­wards me and one of the se­cu­rity guards jumped on top of him and pinned him down.”

She added that one woman jumped on top of her chil­dren on the floor, hop­ing to pro­tect them.

A Met­ro­pol­i­tan Po­lice spokesman said: “Po­lice were called at 5.45pm to a shop at Heathrow Ter­mi­nal 5 to re­ports that a man had in­jured him­self with a knife.

“Of­fi­cers at­tended along with Lon­don Am­bu­lance Ser­vice. The man was taken to a west Lon­don hos­pi­tal with non-life threat­en­ing in­juries. No one else is be­ing sought in con­nec­tion with the in­ci­dent.”

A Heathrow spokesman con­firmed there was no breach of se­cu­rity, adding: “The pas­sen­ger ap­pears to have picked up the knife in one of the air­side de­par­ture lounge shops, but it would not have been a really sharp ob­ject.”

n IN­TER­VEN­TION: Se­cu­rity guards man­aged to pin the man down

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