Police at London’s Heathrow Airport arrested a 30-year old man as he disembarked a flight from Istanbul, the British capital’s eleventh terror-related arrest in as many days.
Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command officers arrested the man on Thursday May 4 under section 5 of the Terrorism Act of 2006, which targets preparatory acts with the intent of committing, or assisting in, an act of terrorism.
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— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) May 4, 2017
The unidentified man has been taken to a south London police station and detained for further questioning.
Police said they were searching a property in east London in connection to the arrest.
The incident is the latest in a recent string of anti-terror arrests in London. Though the three sets of arrests have not been linked, the Met are asking Londoners to remain alert, and pass any information to the police.