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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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Police escort man off Qatar Airways plane

A passenger on the Qatar Airways plane which was escorted to Manchester Airport by an RAF jet after the pilot was told about a possible device on board, has tweeted a picture of a suspect being led away by police.

ITV News cannot independently verify this picture.

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