Police give all clear after BA plane searched in Paris

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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.

A British Airways plane bound for London has been evacuated in Paris for security reasons.

Terminal 2 at Charles de Gaulle International Airport in Roissy.

'Apparently an individual has made a direct threat to this aircraft.

The British Airways flight was later cleared to take-off after a thorough check.

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

Passengers waited on the tarmac near Terminal 2 as security personnel and sniffer dogs searched bags and aircraft.

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James told metro.co.uk that initially the pilot said there were technical issues as the plane was held on the runway for an hour. "Then they noticed police and fire engines quickly surround the plane and dozens of armed officers and firefighters got out", Anderson tweeted.

Authorities later cleared the flight for takeoff after completing security checks, the French national police said.

"It was pretty intense disembarking the aircraft though - we had to step off the aircraft and form a single line with armed officers by the side of each of us with dogs".

'They need to make sure everybody and everything has been searched.

British Airways while regretted for the inconvenience faced by the passengers, they emphasised that security of the passengers is their top priority.

The security scare came as a second man was arrested in London in connection with Friday's partially exploded bomb at Parsons Green Tube station.

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