Heathrow flights suspended over ‘security issue’

Heathrow flights suspended over ‘security issue’
All flights from Heathrow Terminal 3 on Friday morning were suspended following a “security issue,” an airport spokesperson said.

Departures from the mainly long-haul terminal were stopped “for a short time.”

“Departures were suspended for a short time from Terminal 3 due to a security issue. We are very sorry to any passengers whose journeys are affected,” the spokesperson said.

“The safety and security of our passengers and colleagues are paramount.”

A Metropolitan Police spokesperson told the Independent officers were at the scene dealing with reports of a “suspicious package.”

Departures from the terminal were able to resume and an investigation has been launched.