Heathrow briefly suspends some flights due to security issueStaff Writer | May 5, 2017
London's Heathrow airport briefly suspended departures from one of its terminals on Friday due to what police said was a report of a luggage X-ray having found a suspicious item.
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"We are working with Heathrow terminal 3 after a report of a suspicious item detected by an X-ray of luggage," London'sMetropolitan Police said in a statement.
Heathrow, which has five main terminals, is one of the world's busiest airports and terminal 3 mainly services long-haul flights, although it also offers some European destinations.
"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. ■