Security scare grounds British Airways plane in Paris

British Airways flight held on runway at airport in Paris over security threat

An additional security check and evacuation of a British Airways plane at Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport in Paris was caused by a false alert, French radio Franceinfo reported Sunday.

While passengers waited on the tarmac, security personnel conducted bag searches while sniffer dogs checked the aircraft, according to Anderson.

He added: "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.

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

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.

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

But security officers and emergency services soon surrounded the plane as they were ordered off the plane at around 7.45am.

"They needed to make sure everybody and everything has been searched".

British Airways has assured passengers they will be able to board another flight later today.

Following the security threat, a British Airways spokesman said the safety and security of customers and crew is "always top priority".

'We would never operate a flight unless it is safe to do so'.

In the United Kingdom, the threat level was this week raised to "Critical" following the suspected terror attack at Parson's Green tube stop on London's District Line.

Earlier on Saturday, an 18-year-old man was arrested the Port of Dover over the Friday morning attack, sending a ball of fire along a carriage of the eastbound District Line train from Wimbledon at the Parsons Green station.

More to follow. This is a breaking news story and will be updated regularly as new information and developments become available.

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