Military Jets Escort Passenger Plane To British Airport After 'Possible Device On Board'

Brett LoGiurato

A passenger plane was escorted to Manchester Airport in England on Tuesday after its pilot received information of a potential "device on board," according to multiple reports. The plane has landed safely, according to the reports.

"An incoming plane has been escorted into the airport by the Royal Air Force as a result of information received by the pilot about a possible device on board," Chief Superintendent John O'Hare of the Greater Manchester Police said in a statement, according to the BBC.

A passenger told the BBC that upon the plane's landing, armed police removed one man from the plane.

O'Hare continued in his statement: "We don't know how genuine this threat is but it is absolutely vital we deal with the situation as a full emergency.

"As a result people will see the police and other agencies at the airport and on the airfield. At this time I would urge them not to be alarmed.

"Our response will be as comprehensive as it is proportionate, with the safety of those on board and in and around the airport our paramount concern."

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