Police say the passenger held over an alleged bomb threat hoax on a Qatar Airways plane today is a 47-year-old man from the north-west.
“The incident arose when the pilot received information about a possible device on board the plane having been handed a note from a passenger," Greater Manchester Police said.
A full search of the aircraft had now been completed with nothing suspicious found, the force said.
Police say the man has been arrested on suspicion of making a bomb hoax and remains in custody for questioning.
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