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London's Gatwick Airport Evacuated 'For Protection of the Public'

© AP Photo / Sang TanAirplanes stand idle at London's Gatwick Airport, England
Airplanes stand idle at London's Gatwick Airport, England - Sputnik International
The airport's North Terminal was evacuated after a man carrying a firearm approached a check-in desk, police said.

A French national carrying firearms was arrested at London's Gatwick airport, police said Saturday. According to the Metro newspaper, the man approached a check-in desk carrying two guns. Police and airport staff pursued the man and he was found to have another gun strapped to his body when arrested a short time after.

Earlier in the day Sussex Police said the terminal was being evacuated "for the protection at the public.”

At 6:10 PM London time the Gatwick airport said on Twitter the North Terminal was re-opened.

The evacuation came hours after terrorist attacks in Paris which claimed the lives of at least 129 people.

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