Man held for running into London’s Heathrow runway

March 13th, 2008 - 11:18 pm ICT by admin  

London, March 13 (DPA) Armed police arrested a man who sparked a security alert by running into the path of an aircraft on a runway at London’s main Heathrow airport Thursday. First reports said the man scaled the perimeter fence and ran across one of the two runways at the airport, a major European hub.

Armed police were on the scene immediately following a spate of protests recently by environmentalist groups opposed to the planned extension of Heathrow.

But the background to Thursday’s incident was not immediately known.

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