Sunday, February 07, 2016

Dublin to Edinburgh Ryanair flight in terror scare after passenger claimed people ARMED WITH KNIVES on board

A plane from Dublin to Edinburgh was at the center of a terror scare after a passenger claimed people armed with knives were on board.

The man who made the claim was hauled off the flight after passing a note containing the allegation to cabin crew.

Staff on board the Aer Lingus flight at Dublin Airport contacted police who surrounded the plane on the runway before he was removed in front of shocked passengers.

The Scottish Daily Record reports the captain announced the plane was being delayed because of the note.

Sources at the airport later confirmed it contained the knifes threat but said the incident wasn’t being treated as terrorism.

Passenger Peter Munro, from Edinburgh, posted on Twitter: “So a Garda SWAT team just pulled a guy off our Aer Lingus flight from Dublin to Edinburgh.

“He was sat right behind me. Fun times.”

A spokesperson for Aer Lingus said: “We can confirm there was a security incident at Dublin airport, on board Aer Lingus Regional flight EI 3258, operated by Stobart Air, en route from Dublin to Edinburgh.

“The matter is being handled by Dublin Airport Police and An Garda Siochana. We have no further comment to make.”

The 7.10pm was delayed for just under an hour and landed in Edinburgh at 8.41pm.

A spokesman for the Dublin Garda police said: “At approximately 6.35pm, GardaĆ­ were called to the scene of an incident on a plane at Dublin Airport.

"A male passenger aged in his 20s was removed from the plane by GardaĆ­ and detained under the Mental Health Act, he has since been admitted to hospital.

"The flight proceeded on its planned journey a short time later. There was no one injured during the incident.”


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