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U.K. police arrest man at Manchester Airport on suspicion of ‘Syria-related terrorism offenses’

An 18-year-old man has been arrested at Manchester Airport, U.K. on suspicion of "Syria-related terrorism offenses," according to police.

An 18-year-old man was arrested Saturday at Manchester Airport, U.K. on suspicion of “Syria-related terrorism offenses,” according to police.

Police officers from West Midlands Police’s Counter-Terrorism Unit arrested a man from Birmingham at Manchester airport after he arrived in the U.K. on Saturday morning.

He was detained on suspicion of “Syria-related terrorism offenses,” a police spokesperson said, adding: “There was no risk to any passengers at Manchester Airport or to the wider public in relation to these arrests. This arrest and investigation is not connected to the terrorism-related arrests of five people from the Birmingham area in the last 48 hours.”

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