Military jets escort Qatar Airways plane to Manchester Airport.


A man has been arrested on suspicion of making a hoax bomb threat after military jets were called to escort a passenger plane to Manchester Airport.

The Qatar Airways plane was escorted in to land by the Royal Air Force following information received by the pilot from a passenger.

Police said the pilot was handed a note about a possible device on board.

Armed police boarded the Doha to Manchester plane and arrested a 47-year-old man.

All flights in and out of the airport were suspended for about 25 minutes.

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