Travelers arriving at U.K. airports are facing delays after electronic passport gates have failed, forcing passengers to wait in line for border officers to inspect their documents

LONDON — Travelers arriving at U.K. airports faced delays Friday after electronic passport gates failed, forcing passengers to wait in line for border officers to inspect their documents.

“We’re aware of a systems failure impacting the e-gates, which are staffed and operated by Border Force,’’ Heathrow said in a statement. “Our teams are working with Border Force to find a solution as quickly as possible.”

Documentary filmmaker Louis Theroux posted an image of long lines at Heathrow.

“Human logjam at Heathrow — apparently all the e gates at all the airports are down?” he wrote on Twitter.

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