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Britain's military jets escort passenger plane to Manchester Airport

English.news.cn   2014-08-05 21:40:04

LONDON, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- A passenger plane has been escorted into Manchester Airport after reports of a possible device on board, local police said Tuesday.

The plane has landed in the airport, and police and airport staff are currently dealing with situation as an emergency, the Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said Tuesday afternoon on its twitter feed.

The plane has been moved to allow specialist officers who are dealing with the incident to board.

"A passenger has been taken off the plane by officers at Manchester Airport. We will work to get others off as swiftly and safely as possible," the GMP tweeted.

Police also said it's now "business as usual" at Manchester Airport due to swift partnership response, adding that police are "still dealing with the matter as an isolated incident."

GMP's Chief Superintendent John O'Hare said: "Safety of those on board as well as those in and around airport our paramount concern."

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