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Updated: Man Charged With Terrorism Offenses Following Arrest at London Stansted Airport

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command arrested a man on suspicion of terrorism offenses at London Stansted Airport, U.K. on October 12.

He was taken into custody and on October 18 he was named as German national Florian Flegel, aged 22, and formally charged.

Flegel is charged with transmitting terrorist videos intended to encourage directly or indirectly or otherwise induce the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism. The videos were transmitted on August 15, August 23, September 21 and September 23, 2020.

Read the announcement at the Metropolitan Police

This story was updated on October 19 after Flegel was named and charged.

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Kylie Bielby has more than 20 years' experience in reporting and editing a wide range of security topics, covering geopolitical and policy analysis to international and country-specific trends and events. Before joining GTSC's Homeland Security Today staff, she was an editor and contributor for Jane's, and a columnist and managing editor for security and counter-terror publications.

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