Man arrested on suspicion of making bomb at Manchester airport

A man has been arrested on suspicion of making a hoax bomb threat after a passenger plane landed Tuesday with a military fighter escort at Britain’s Manchester Airport.

There were 269 passengers and 13 crew members on board Qatar Airways Flight 23 from Doha, Qatar, which landed safely at the airport.

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Qatar Airways said its crew received a threat about a possible device on board.

“An incoming plane has been escorted into the airport by the Royal Air Force as a result of information received by the pilot about a possible device on board,” Police Chief Superintendent John O’Hare said.

Officers are responding to the scene. Takeoffs and landings at the airport were temporarily suspended.

“The safety and well-being of our passengers and crew is our top priority,” the airline said in a statement. “As this is a matter of a police investigation, we cannot comment further at this time.”

Source: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/08/05/passenger-plane-escorted-to-manchester-airport-over-possible-device-on-board/

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