Armed Police removed “a lone passenger” from a flight bound from Manchester Airport yesterday.
The flight was due to depart at 15.15 from Terminal 3 when passengers were startled by armed police who stepped in remove them prior to take off.
The incident was reported on Twitter yesterday morning:
Armed police removed a lone passenger from the Manchester to Dublin flight I was on earlier. Not clear why @MENnewsdesk
— Dan (@DanFitz1983) July 10, 2017
— Dan (@DanFitz1983) July 11, 2017
This follows a number of recent incidents at Manchester Airport including mass delays after a suspicious package was found in Terminal 3.
Due to a potential issue with a bag in Terminal Three, a precautionary evacuation is taking place while further investigations take place.
— Manchester Airport (@manairport) July 5, 2017
Bomb disposal units were also on the scene as the terminal was quickly evacuated.
A GMP statement said:
“Officers are responding and a precautionary evacuation of terminal three is taking place.
“EOD will be attending and enquiries are ongoing.”