British police arrest student at airport on terror grounds

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British police said Tuesday they were questioning a man suspected of a terrorism offence after he was arrested at Birmingham International Airport in central England.

The 22-year-old, who is studying in Britain on a student visa, arrived on a flight from Dubai Monday evening and was detained after being found in possession of a suspicious document, police said.

He was arrested "on suspicion of being in possession of a document likely to be of use to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism (contrary to Section 58 of the Terrorism Act 2000)", a police statement said.

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