Man stabs himself in the head at Heathrow Airport

Two cabin crew members reportedly disarmed the man

Samuel Osborne
Wednesday 16 December 2015 23:00
The man cut himself near the departure lounges of Heathrow Terminal 5 at 5.45pm on Wednesday
The man cut himself near the departure lounges of Heathrow Terminal 5 at 5.45pm on Wednesday

A man stabbed himself in the head at Heathrow Airport in front of other passengers.

He is now in hospital after cutting himself near the departure lounges of Heathrow Terminal 5 at 5.45pm on Wednesday.

Two cabin crew members disarmed the man before police, paramedics and airport security arrived, the Guardian reports.

A Heathrow spokesperson told the paper a passenger had stabbed himself, but there was no risk to other passengers.

They said: “I can confirm that there was no breach of security. The passenger appears to have picked up the knife in one of the airside departure lounge shops but it would not have been a really sharp object.”

The man was taken to a west London hospital. His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

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