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BREAKING NEWS: Passenger is arrested after RAF fighter jet escorts Qatar Airways plane into Manchester airport after pilot reported fears there was a device on board
A man suspected of making a hoax bomb threat has been pulled from a passenger plane at Manchester Airport by armed police after a full scale alert was triggered this afternoon. An RAF Typhoon fighter jet was scrambled after the pilot of Qatar Airways flight QR23, which was flying to the UK from Doha, raised concerns about a ‘possible device on board’. Video and pictures taken by passengers (inset) and from the ground (main picture) showed the fighter arching around the airliner before it landed and was surrounded by police and fire engines. Officers then boarded the plane and arrested the man (left) and escorted him onto the runway (right).