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Suspected jihadist arrested in Portugal: reports

A Dutch citizen suspected of having trained in a jihadist camp in Syria has been arrested at Lisbon airport carrying a knife, Portuguese news media reported Sunday.

The 29-year-old man, born in Angola, was apprehended while trying to sneak aboard a passenger plane operated by Angolan airline TAAG, the Correio da Manha newspaper said.

Another daily, Diario de Noticias, said the suspect admitted to having spent time early this year in a Syrian training camp run by Islamic extremists.

He has not said what he intended to do on board the plane, and a judge ordered him to be held in custody, both newspapers reported.

The Diario de Noticias said the man was believed to have arrived in Portugal just a few days before his arrest.