BA plane evacuated on Paris airport runway

BA plane evacuated on Paris airport runway


London-bound passengers were evacuated from a British Airways plane after a “direct security threat,” airport officials said.
Travellers were escorted by armed officers and searched by sniffer dogs from flight BA0303 at Charles De Gaulle Airport, in Paris, this morning.
The incident is now being reported as a “false alarm” by police after dozens of security vehicles, armed police and firefighters surrounded the Airbus A320.

The pilot announced there had been a “direct security threat” before those on board were ordered to move in “single file” onto the runway.
It appears the flight, now more than four hours delayed, will not be taking off and passengers will be forced to book onto a later flight.
The threat comes just two days after three attacks against London and France in 24 hours.
An improvised explosive device was detonated on a packed tube train in Parsons Green station in London on Friday morning.
In the same day, in Paris, a knife-wielding man shouting so-called IS slogans attacked a French soldier, and an attacker armed with a hammer in Chalon-sur-Saône, in eastern France, injured two women while screaming “Allahu Akbar”, according to media reports.


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