PUBLISHED: 12:59, Fri, Oct 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 13:32, Fri, Oct 2, 2020
Hundreds of passengers, staff and airline crew have been forced to leave the airport building while the alert is investigated. A Heathrow spokesperson said the alert was caused by a "potentially suspicious item", with passengers evacuated from the area as a precautionary measure. Videos from the scene show people fleeing the terminal.
A Heathrow spokesperson said: “Our teams are working with the Police in response to a potentially suspicious item identified at Terminal 2.
"As a precaution, passengers have been temporarily moved away from the area.
"We apologise to any passengers inconvenienced while the matter is investigated.”
Staff and airline crew have also been told to evacuate the building.