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Heathrow suspends flights after 'suspicious item' discovered in terminal

An aircraft takes off from Heathrow airport in west London September 2, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Winning/File Photo
An aircraft takes off from Heathrow airport in west London September 2, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Winning/File Photo
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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 3 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.

Reuters

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