Police make Syria-related terrorism arrest at Heathrow Airport

LONDON Sat May 31, 2014 11:12am EDT

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LONDON May 31 (Reuters) - Police said they arrested a 19-year old man at Heathrow airport on Saturday on suspicion of "preparing for acts of terrorism" in relation to Syria.

The man is being held at a police station in London and an address in the north of the city is being searched, the Metropolitan police said in a statement.

Officers from the Counter Terrorism command unit made the arrest but police said it was not in response to any immediate risk or threat.

They said the arrest was "Syria-related" but no further details were available. (Reporting By Costas Pitas; editing by Stephen Addison)

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