The Finnish national who was arrested on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts in London, the United Kingdom, on 11 June has been released by the Metropolitan Police (Met).
The Met on Sunday announced the 29-year-old man was released from custody with no further action on Friday, 15 June. His release was also confirmed to Helsingin Sanomat by the Finnish Security Intelligence Service (Supo).
“We’re aware of the matter. British authorities have assessed the situation and made their decision,” Anni Lehtonen, a communications specialist at Supo, stated to the newspaper.
The Finnish man was stopped by police officers as he was attempting to board a connecting flight at Heathrow Airport in London at approximately 11pm on Sunday, 10 June, and arrested on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts at 5am on 11 June.
A warrant for his further detention was granted to counter-terrorism detectives on 12 June. The warrant expired on Sunday, 17 June.
The Met has yet to disclose further details of the incident.
Aleksi Teivainen – HT
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