Police give all clear after British Airways plane searched in Paris

Police give all clear after British Airways plane searched in Paris

Police give all clear after British Airways plane searched in Paris

Passenger James Anderson wrote on Twitter: 'On British Airways flight BA0303, now being held on tarmac at Paris due to security threat, surrounded by police and fire vehicles.

Armed police and fire vehicles have reportedly surrounded the Airbus A320 following reports of a "direct threat" while the flight has been evacuated at the Charles De Gaulle airport.

The spokesman said each passenger and each bag was checked and the plane was thoroughly examined but no threats were found.

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A British Airways spokesperson said: "The safety and security of our customers and crew is always our top priority". Reportedly, everybody was individually searched by armed officers and luggage were searched by sniffer dogs. The flight was scheduled to land at London Heathrow at 7:45 AM U.K. local time.

One passenger on the plane said it was surrounded by dozens of armed officers and firefighters.

According to express.co.uk, initially the pilot informed the passengers about a technical issue and said they had to move to the other part of the airport.

It was followed by the pilot announcing they had to evacuate on account of a "direct threat" involving the flight specifically.

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A British Airways spokeswoman confirmed the flight had taken off.

There was no immediate comment from either British Airways or Charles de Gaulle Airport.

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The airline stressed that the additional security checks had been carried out merely as a precaution and added they would never allow a flight to take off unless it was safe to do so.

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