Armed police yesterday stormed a flight from Bahrain as soon as it touched down at Heathrow Airport to arrest a man over an alleged kidnapping plot.
The 29-year-old was arrested at 3pm on Tuesday afternoon and was taken to a police station in west London for questioning.
One witness said the man was ‘Middle Eastern looking’ and was detained just minutes after the Gulf Air plane landed at Terminal 4. He said somebody he knew sent him a text to say that the armed police entered the cabin once the plane touched down to make the arrest.
Adel Darwish tweeted: ‘T4 Heathrow, Gulf Air flight GF003 from Bahrain just landed, armed police entered the cabin ordering all to remain seated. Someone sent text. Let us hope nothing serious.
‘One person, Middle Eastern looking, arrested by armed police who boarded Gulf Air flight GF003 from Bahrain minutes after landing at Heathrow Terminal 4.’
A Police spokesman told: ‘At around 3pm on Tuesday, March 20, Met officers arrested a 29-year-old man on board an inbound flight to Heathrow from Bahrain. The male was arrested in connection with a kidnap allegation of December 19 2017. He has been taken to a west London Police station where he remains at this time. This arrest is not terror related.’
Source Credit: Daily Mail