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Man arrested at UK airport

WEST SUSSEX, England (CNN) -- A 36-year-old man travelling from the Middle East to the United States was arrested on Friday at Gatwick Airport, outside London.

The man, whose name was not disclosed, is being held under the Prevention of Terrorism Act, according to Sussex police.

However, police did not release any details of the charges, and would not say whether the arrest is connected in any way to the September 11 attacks on New York City and Washington.

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Sussex Police did not say where the man's travel originated or what is U.S. destination was.

Scotland Yard had no comment. It said the case was being handled locally by the Sussex police.

On Friday, Algerian pilot Lotfi Raissi, 27, appeared in a London court where prosecutors said he had instructed four of the alleged hijackers involved in the U.S. attacks.

Three other people, including Raissi's wife, had also been arrested, but were later freed without charge.

British authorities said on Saturday that a man arrested in Britain under the country's anti-terrorism law has been returned to France from Britain.

Kamel Daoudi was arrested in Leicester, England, on Tuesday under Britain's anti-terrorism law. Two other men arrested at the same time are still in police custody.

French media have linked Daoudi with seven people arrested in France on September 21 with an alleged plot to attack American interests in France, including the U.S. Embassy in Paris.

Daoudi allegedly fled Paris to England when the seven suspected terrorists were rounded up there. Daoudi is being questioned by French authorities.


• Sussex Police

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