U.S. security agents to guard UK airports during Olympics

London: Security agents from the United States will guard Heathrow and various other airports in the United Kingdom during the London Olympics.

The British Department for Transport has reached an agreement with the U.S. Transportation Security Administration for specialist agents to be work at several UK airports.

These agents will arrive a week before the Olympics, and leave around a week after the end of the Paralympics.

“This is an added security layer that has been done to help boost and aid the American airlines in particular that fly in and out of the likes of Heathrow and other airports,” Sky News quoted its Home Affairs correspondent Mark White, as saying.

“Nonetheless it is a very unusual occurrence and is significant,” he added.