Newquay Airport arrest over alleged explosives threat

A man has been arrested at Newquay Airport in Cornwall after allegedly telling security staff he was carrying arms and explosives.

Passengers were waiting to board a flight to London Gatwick when the incident happened just after 07:30 BST.

The 43-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of making a bomb hoax, under section 51 of the Criminal Law Act.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman said no-one was at risk and the flight was only delayed for 10 minutes.

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