- Armed police stormed a flight after it landed at Heathrow Airport on Tuesday
- Officers arrested a 29-year-old man in relation to a kidnap allegation last year
- The man was on the flight from Bahrain and was taken to a London police station
Armed police today 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.
Scotland Yard said it related to a ‘kidnap allegation’ in December last year and added that the incident is ‘not terror related’.
One witness said the man was ‘Middle Eastern looking’ and was detained just minutes after the Gulf Air plane landed at Terminal 4.
Scotland Yard said it related to a ‘kidnap allegation’ in December last year and said officers made the arrest at Heathrow Airport (pictured) at 3pm today
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 Met Police spokesman told MailOnline: ‘At around 3pmon Tuesday, March 20, Met officers arrested a 29-year-old man on board an inbound flight to Heathrow from Bahrain.
The Gulf Air flight (stock image) had just touched down in London when armed police made the arrest
‘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.’
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