UK police escort man off Qatar Airways plane
London - British armed police took a handcuffed man off a Qatar Airways plane which had been escorted into Manchester by a fighter jet, Reuters photographs showed on Tuesday.
A passenger on the plane interviewed by the BBC said the man was taken off while other passengers waited in their seats.
A spokesperson for Qatar Aiways said the crew of flight QR23 from Doha to Manchester had received a threat about a possible device on board.
A tweet by the Greater Manchester Police says that the man was arrested on suspicion of making a hoax bomb threat.
A man who was onboard the plane at @manairport has been arrested on suspicion of making a hoax bomb threat.— G M Police (@gmpolice) August 5, 2014