Thousands of passengers were evacuated after officers moved in on the British suspect, aged in his 30s
Heathrow's Terminal 5 check-in area was shut down for more than an hour today after armed police swooped on a man with a suspect package.
Thousands of passengers were evacuated after officers moved in on the British suspect, aged in his 30s.
Flyers had to wait outside for around 90 minutes before they were allowed back into the largest terminal at the airport which is used exclusively by British Airways.
Security workers are believed to have become suspicious when he walked into the building carrying a suitcase this afternoon.
Officers only evacuated people from the check-in area who had not been through passport control.
Police cordoned off a small area while they dealt with the incident.
Around 70,000 passengers go through Terminal 5 each day and up to 5,000 passengers are thought to have been disrupted.
A spokesman for BAA said that no flights had to be cancelled.