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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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Video shows passenger plane being followed by jet

Some of the clearest video of the plane being escorted into Manchester Airport has been posted online.

The video shows the passenger plane flying over houses as it is followed by the RAF jet.

The plane has since landed and a white male in handcuffs has been led off the Qatar Airways plane by armed police.

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