A British Airways flight has been held on the tarmac of a Paris airport and surrounded by police and fire vehicles because of a security threat.
Flight number BA0303 was stopped at Charles de Gaulle and surrounded by police and fire vehicles at around 8am UK time on Sunday.
British traveller James Anderson, 20, tweeted a snap of the plane and security services.
He posted: “On British Airways flight BA0303, currently being held on tarmac at Paris due to security threat, surrounded by police and fire vehicles.
“Apparently an individual has made a direct threat to this aircraft.
“We will all be led off the aircraft and baggage searched in due course.”
He then posted: “Everybody’s been individually searched by armed officers and given all clear. Now hold luggage being searched by dogs.”
British Airways said: “The safety and security of our customers and crew is always our top priority.
“Additional security checks are being carried out as a precaution.
“We would never operate a flight unless it is safe to do so.”
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