Police storm Gulf Air flight to arrest suspect in London

The 29-year old suspect was arrested in connection with a 2017 kidnapping plot
Police storm Gulf Air flight to arrest suspect in London
By Staff writer
Wed 21 Mar 2018 12:09 PM

Armed police in London stormed a Gulf Air flight from Bahrain minutes after touchdown at London’s Heathrow Airport on Tuesday afternoon to apprehend a man over an alleged kidnapping plot, British media reported.

“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 Daily Mail quoted a Met Police spokesperson as saying. “The male was arrested in connection with a kidnap allegation of December 19, 2017.”

The spokesperson added that the suspect has been taken to a west London police station, and that the arrest is not terror related.

No further details as to the man’s identity or the kidnapping plot have been released by police.

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