British police arrest 2 at Heathrow Airport in probe into terrorist activity in Syria

The Associated Press

LONDON - British police say they have made two arrests at London's Heathrow Airport as part of an investigation into travel to Syria in support of alleged terrorist activity.

Scotland Yard said in a statement released early Wednesday that anti-terror officers arrested a man and a woman, both 26, after they flew into the airport from Egypt late Tuesday.

Police did not make clear whether the suspects were thought to be returning from or heading to Syria. The statement said that officers were searching two homes in east London as part of the investigation.

The statement added that the pair were arrested on suspicion of the "commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism" but did not release their names, nationalities, or any other identifying information.