Security: Heathrow Airport Suspends Flights,

 Security: Heathrow Airport Suspends Flights,

BCGHNF UK Border control at Terminal 5 Heathrow Airport London United Kingdom. Image shot 2009. Exact date unknown.

London’s Heathrow airport briefly suspended flights from one of its terminals due to a security issue earlier on Friday, a spokeswoman said.

“Departures were suspended for a short time from Terminal 3 due to a security issue. We are very sorry to any passengers whose journeys are affected,” the airport spokeswoman said without elaborating.

British police are investigating a report of a suspicious item detected during a baggage check at London’s Heathrow airport, which led to one of its terminals being briefly closed.

“We are working with Heathrow Terminal III after a report of a suspicious item detected by an X-ray of luggage,” London’s Metropolitan Police said in a statement.

Heathrow is one of the world’s busiest airports and the affected terminal mainly services long-haul flights, although it also offers some European destinations.

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