Man ‘rammed knife’ into own neck at T5
Passengers witness frightening incident at airport
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