Flights have been suspended from Heathrow s Terminal 3 due to a security issue, a spokesman for the airport has said. Departures from the mainly long-haul terminal were stopped “for a short time” on Friday morning, a representative for the west London hub said. Unconfirmed reports said the alert was triggered by a passenger who attempted to run through security with an unscreened bag.
A Metropolitan Police spokeswoman said officers were at the scene dealing with reports of a “suspicious package”. Eyewitnesses described seeing armed police conducting searches of flights shortly before departure. Tim Chambers, who was onboard a British Airways flight to Bilbao, told the Press Association his plane was grounded for two hours due to a suspected “security lapse”.
Armed police search an unidentified BA flight on the tarmac at Heathrow’s Terminal 3 (PA)
The passenger said the captain on his flight had told passengers the delays were due to an incident involving a man said to have grabbed his bag and run through security after it had been pulled aside to be checked.
Flights from the terminal were able to resume and an investigation has been launched, a spokesman confirmed to The Independent.
Departures were suspended for a short time from Terminal 3 due to a security issue,” the airport said in a statement.
“We are very sorry to any passengers whose journeys are affected.
“The safety and security of our passengers and colleagues is paramount.”
In a separate incident, a man arriving at Heathrow on a flight from Turkey was arrested on Thursday evening on suspicion of terror-related crime. The 30-year-old was detained by the Metropolitan Police’s counter-terror squad as he stepped off the plane from Istanbul. A Scotland Yard spokesman said the man had been arrested on suspicion of preparing for terrorist acts and terrorist training.
The suspect remains in custody at a south London police station, while officers search a property in the east of the capital.
Hope this makes you less grumpy today….. A guy sees a sign in front of a house: “Talking Dog for Sale.” He rings the bell and the owner tells him the dog is in the backyard. The guy goes into the backyard and sees a dog sitting there. “You talk?” he asks. “Sure do.” the dog replies. “So, what’s your story?” The dog looks up and says, “Well, I discovered my gift of talking pretty young and I wanted to help the government, so I told the CIA about my gift, and in no time they had me jetting from country to country, sitting in rooms with spies and world leaders, because no one figured a dog would be eavesdropping.
I was one of their most valuable spies eight years running.” “The jetting around really tired me out, and I knew I wasn’t getting any younger and I wanted to settle down. So I signed up for a job at the airport to do some undercover security work, mostly wandering near suspicious characters and listening in. I uncovered some incredible dealings there and was awarded a batch of medals.” “Had a wife, a mess of puppies, and now I’m just retired.” The guy is amazed.
He goes back in and asks the owner what he wants for the dog. The owner says, “Ten dollars.” The guy says, “This dog is amazing. Why on earth are you selling him so cheap?” “Cause he’s a liar.
He didn’t do any of that sh*t!”
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Colonel45155 this is for you.
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- Shopping Centre experience desired
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Working knowledge of employment legislation
Health & Safety knowledge and experience
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Commercially aware with the business acumen to keep ahead of your competition and set VSG apart
Stakeholder focussed approach
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- Company Car, Mobile Phone and Laptop
- 25 days holiday entitlement
- Life assurance
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