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9:08 ET: The man has now been arrested and the terminal cleared, according to Sky.9:05 ET: The BBC reports that it is a suspicious package that closed the terminal, and that planes are taking off and landing normally.
The Latest 9:01 ET: A Police spokesman now says there was no man threatening to blow himself up and, instead, there was merely a suspicious package being investigated.
There are also reports the would be bomber has been arrested.
Still a lot of confusion on the ground.
A man is threatening to blow himself up in a stand off with armed police at the UK’s Heathrow Airport, according to Martin Brunt of Sky News.
Terminal 5, which houses British Airways operations, has been evacuated.
More to follow…
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