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.
Police are continuing to question a passenger arrested after a suspected bomb hoax on a UK-bound flight led to an RAF fighter jet being scrambled to intercept it. The 47-year-old from the North West was held by armed officers who greeted flight QR23 from Doha, Qatar, when it arrived at Manchester Airport yesterday, escorted by a Typhoon jet.
The alert was sparked by fears of "a possible device on board" but Greater Manchester Police pronounced the Airbus A330-300 clear after searching it.
A force spokesman confirmed this morning that the man was still being held. Some of the 269 passengers on board the flight from the Gulf described seeing the fighter from RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire come close to the civilian aircraft as it flew towards Manchester, with pictures and video posted online.
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