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Heathrow Evacuated: All Clear Given After Suspicious Package Found

03/10/2011 09:53 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

LONDON (Reuters) - British police said on Thursday a security alert at London's Heathrow Airport was over and a cordon at Terminal 5 had been lifted.

A spokesman for London's Metropolitan Police said the incident had involved a suspect package which turned out to be nothing sinister. He said he believed there had been no arrests.

Earlier Sky News had said the building had been cleared after what it said was a stand-off with a man who had been threatening to blow himself up.

In January, Britain warned the aviation industry of a possible al Qaeda attack and raised the threat level for airports and other travel hubs. (Reporting by Michael Holden and Stefano Ambrogi; editing by Philippa Fletcher)

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