Man arrested at airport with ‘offensive weapon’

A man has been arrested at Sumburgh Airport for trying to board a flight to Glasgow while allegedly carrying an offensive weapon.

The 29-year-old was apprehended and taken into police custody following a report from security staff.

The weapon is believed to have been a knuckle-duster, although that has not been confirmed by police. A report has been sent to the procurator fiscal.

Police say no passengers, or members of the public, were put at risk.

Chief Inspector Lindsay Tulloch urged people to think carefully about what they carry onto a flight.

“People travelling by plane are reminded of the restrictions placed on the carriage of certain items or sharp objects which could be considered or identified as a weapon.”


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