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Man sectioned over Manchester Airport flight bomb hoax

A 47-year-old man arrested after a suspected bomb hoax on a Manchester Airport-bound flight has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act, Greater Manchester Police said.

A passenger on a Qatar Airways plane, which landed at Manchester Airport with an RAF Typhoon escort, has been arrested on suspicion of making a hoax bomb threat.

Fears were initially raised over "a possible device on board" by the pilot on board flight QR23 from Doha, Qatar, as it approached the airport.

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Facebook footage 'shows fighter jet escorting plane'

A video posted on Facebook appears to show the Qatar Airways plane at the centre of a suspected bomb threat hoax as it is escorted by a fighter jet.

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The video was uploaded by Pete Cassidy from Manchester, though its location and veracity cannot be verified.

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