Ter­mi­nal sec­tion sealed off

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

PART of Heathrow Air­port was cor­doned off on Tues­day evening af­ter an unat­tended bag was spot­ted near a check-in desk.

Armed po­lice re­port­edly sealed off a sec­tion of Ter­mi­nal 4 as they re­sponded to a se­cu­rity alert in de­par­tures.

Re­ports on so­cial me­dia sug­gested the ter­mi­nal was “in lock­down” while of­fi­cers worked to es­tab­lish the con­tents and owner of the bag.

Po­lice were quickly able to es­tab­lish that the pack­age was not sus­pi­cious.

A Heathrow spokesper­son said: “Our teams re­sponded ear­lier tonight to an unat­tended bag at Ter­mi­nal 4. As a pre­cau­tion, a very small sec­tion of checkin was tem­po­rar­ily sus­pended.

“The rest of the ter­mi­nal re­mained open and fully op­er­a­tional through­out. The bag has now been iden­ti­fied and the mat­ter re­solved.

“We apol­o­gise to any pas­sen­gers in­con­ve­nienced as a re­sult.”

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