31 OCTOBER 2016


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Article from BTNews 31 OCTOBER 2016

London City incident update

Police have detained a man in connection with an incident that led to the evacuation of London City Airport. (See BTN 24 October)

The 25-year-old was arrested “on suspicion of using a noxious substance to cause serious damage under section 113 of the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001,” police said in a statement.

The man was later released on bail.

London’s Metropolitan Police said the incident was not being treated as a terrorist-related matter.

About 500 people were evacuated from the terminal building, with some treated by ambulance crews for breathing difficulties.

A police statement later said “a subsequent search of the airport led to the discovery of what is believed to be a CS gas or spray”.


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