Police give all clear after British Airways plane searched in Paris

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A British Airways flight has been held on the runway at an airport in Paris over a security threat, according to passengers on board.

While the flight was scheduled to leave at 7:25 AM local time, passengers were told to evacuate shortly prior to takeoff due to a "direct threat" made against the French airport.

All those on the flight have since been searched by armed officers.

On British Airways flight BA0303, now being held on tarmac at Paris due to security threat, surrounded by police and fire vehicles.

TWITTERBritish Airways terror fears: The plane has been held on the tarmac of a Paris airport Everybody's been individually searched by armed officers and given all clear.

"Every single person and every single item of baggage was searched".

The plane remains on the ground and is yet to depart.

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TWITTERA British Airways bound for London Heathrow was held on the tarmac following a security threat

Travellers had waited on the plane for about an hour, at first being told there were "technical issues".

He added: 'We were then told the aircraft had to move to another part of the airport.

Police and firefighters checked the plane on the tarmac of the Charles de Gaulle airport after reports of a security threat, which turned out to be a false alarm.

As reported by the Independent, a spokesperson for British Airways said in a statement that their top priority is always the safety and security of both their customers and the airline crew.

"Additional security checks are being carried out as a precaution".

It was followed by the pilot announcing they had to evacuate on account of a "direct threat" involving the flight specifically. This "threat" comes amid the explosion in the London Tube on Friday which injured over dozen people.

An 18-year-old man and a 21-year-old man have been arrested in connection with the bomb attack.

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