A London-bound British Airways flight was grounded and evacuated at Paris’s Charles De Gaulle Airport on Sunday after a bomb scare. A 50-year-old woman has been taken into custody allegedly for making the bomb threat.
The British Airways flight was later cleared to take-off after a thorough check.
According to reports, 50-year-old woman has been taken into the custody on suspicion of claiming that the London-bound plane with 130 passengers was going to explode.
Officials not willing to be quoted told the media that she made the claims after she was not allowed an entry into the plane as she did not have a valid ticket.
On British Airways flight BA0303, currently being held on tarmac at Paris due to security threat, surrounded by police and fire vehicles.— James Anderson (@jsa) September 17, 2017
Airport officials told the media that the threat was made about 10 minutes before the London bound British Airport flight BA303 was due to take off.
Bomb disposal squad, sniffer dogs and fire tender were pushed in as soon as the threat was made.
James Anderson, a 20-year-old entrepreneur, after being deboarded wrote on Twitter, “Everyone onboard had been individually searched by armed officers, while police and fire vehicles surrounded the plane.”
British Airways said in a statement: "The safety and security of our customers and crew is always our top priority. We would never operate a flight unless it is safe to do so."
The scare came after Britain raised its terror threat level to "critical" after London Underground train bombing on Friday that left 30 people injured.