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    Man With Knife-Like Object Detained at Heathrow Airport in London - Met Police

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - UK Metropolitan Police detained a man at the Heathrow airport who allegedly behaved suspiciously and was armed with a knife-like metal object, the Mirror newspaper reported citing a police spokesman.

    "The man was arrested on suspicion of threatening behaviour and is currently in custody at a west London police station. No reports of any persons injured and no firearms were deployed," the spokesman said, as quoted by the Mirror newspaper on Sunday. 

    READ MORE: Heathrow Airport Reopens After Lockdown Due to Suspicious Item (PHOTO, VIDEO)

    According to the newspaper, the London police were called to the Terminal 3 at Heathrow Airport at about 7:00 GMT after receiving a message about a man armed with a knife.

    The police said that the detained man is in his 20s.

    It was noted that the object he was carrying was not a knife, but another metal object.

    Last November, armed police responded to a suspicious package in Heathrow's Terminal 4, which resulted in a brief airport's lockdown, however, the item turned out to be harmless.

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