- Man, 19, arrested on British soil as he stepped off flight from Jordan
- Counter-terrorism swooped on Thursday after suspecting terror plot
- The suspect is currently being questioned by police in West Midlands
Police have arrested a British teenager at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of preparing for acts of terrorism, police revealed today.
The 19-year-old man, from Coventry, was seized on British soil as he stepped off a flight from Jordan after landing at the airport.
Counter terrorism officers swooped after suspecting the man was involved in a terror threat and planned the arrest prior to his arrival back in the country.
A spokesperson for West Midlands Police said they detained the teenager at around 3pm on Thursday.
He is currently in custody in the West Midlands area where he still being questioned by police over preparing for acts of terrorism - an offence which falls under Section 5 of the Terrorism Act.
A spokesperson for the West Midlands Police said: 'A 19-year-old man from Coventry has been arrested at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of preparing for acts of terrorism.
'The arrest was pre-planned and intelligence led. The suspect did not pose any risk to the flight.'
Earlier this month a 26-year-old Bangladeshi was arrested on the same charge after a late night raid at a Cornish curry house.
Officers from South East Counter Terrorism Unit moved in on the Balti King Indian restaurant in small town of Hayle, Cornwall.
Police sources say the arrest related to activities over the internet in connection to terrorism in Syria