A Sudanese man carrying suspected ammunition was arrested at London’s Heathrow airport on Wednesday after flying in from Washington en route to Dubai, police said.
The man was detained after passing through a security check in the latest alert at a major international airport.
Police said the 45-year-old man was arrested in Heathrow’s Terminal Three after arriving on British airline Virgin Atlantic’s VS022 flight.
“A quantity of suspected ammunition was found in his possession. The items are being forensically examined,” a police statement said.
“The man was arrested under Section 1 of the Firearms Act and has been taken to Heathrow Police station where he is being interviewed.”
Security has been especially tight at Heathrow and other big world airports in recent weeks, with some flights to the United States grounded amid fears of a plot by extremists to carry out another Sept. 11-style attack.