Manchester bomb hoax passenger sectioned under the Mental Health Act

A passenger who caused his flight to be grounded by fighter jets yesterday after claiming he had a bomb has been sectioned, police have confirmed.

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by Ellie Hooper |
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The 47-year-old was arrested at Manchester Airport yesterday afternoon after an RAF Typhoon fighter jet escorted the Qatar airways flight to the ground.

MILITARY JETS ESCORT PLANE TO THE GROUND AT MANCHESTER AIRPORT

The passenger is led off the flight by police

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Armed police entered the plane and arrested the man on suspicion of making a bomb hoax, and have just released news they have sectioned him under the Mental Health Act.

Frightened passengers were left traumatised after their flight was escorted into Manchester airport, with people being kept in the dark about what was happening.

According to Aurang Zeb, who was on the plane, Police entered the vessel and approached the bomb hoax passenger: 'They sat him up and said: 'Put your hands up.' He did not say anything. People were still worried something might be on board.'

Another passenger confirmed that the man in question had been writing notes that the air hostess then found.

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