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.

Nin Ja Kitty 2014/08/05 03:57:13 PM
At least they caught him before another disaster struck. This is not funny.
Miles Lancmore 2014/08/05 04:02:38 PM
Finya Ngendololwane 2014/08/05 04:02:52 PM
With Israeli EL AL Airlines you will never experience this scrabbling of jets. Thumbs up to them
mmmmTim 2014/08/05 04:14:45 PM
So what is the fighter plane supposed to do? Shoot him if he jumps out? Pointless
Roy Stewart 2014/08/05 04:39:12 PM
I may be way off here , but I think it is in cases where shooting the entire plane down is deemed the better of two evils w.r.t containing the threat/risk to lives other than thos on the plane
Azana Booi 2014/08/05 05:02:01 PM
No need for me to read the article! It can ONLY be alah's son!!!
Zelda Matthews 2014/08/05 07:34:16 PM
Roy Stewart I fully agree