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British armed police escort man off Qatar Airways plane at Manchester

Published on Aug 5, 2014 9:35 PM

LONDON (REUTERS) - British armed police took a handcuffed man off a Qatar Airways plane which had been escorted into Manchester by a fighter jet, Reuters photographs showed on Tuesday.

A passenger on the plane interviewed by the BBC said the man was taken off while other passengers waited in their seats.

A spokesman for Qatar Aiways said the crew of flight QR23 from Doha to Manchester had received a threat about a possible device on board.

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A handcuffed man is escorted off a Qatar Airways aircraft by police at Manchester airport in Manchester, northern England August 5, 2014.  -- PHOTO: REUTERS