Naomi Campbell was arrested at London's Heathrow Airport's Terminal 5 on Thursday for allegedly spitting at a police officer, Sky News reported.

Police said a 37-year-old woman was arrested at the terminal on suspicion of assaulting police. The Metropolitan Police spokesman refused to identify the woman or say whether the incident took place inside the terminal or aboard a plane. He spoke on condition of anonymity, in line with police policy.

BAA PLC, the company that runs Heathrow, didn't immediately return calls seeking comment. British Airways PLC, the terminal's sole occupant, referred questions to BAA and London police.

Campbell's publicist, Selina Aponte, left Heathrow's police station, where the model had been taken, just before 10 p.m. but told waiting reporters she had not seen the British model, who had been due to fly to Los Angeles.