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.