British Airways plane evacuated in Paris after 'direct threat'

British Airways plane held tarmac Paris terror London attack police threat

British Airways plane held tarmac Paris terror London attack police threat

A British Airways flight has been held on the tarmac of a Paris airport because of a "direct threat" to the plane. "Now hold luggage being searched by dogs".

Mr Anderson told Mirror Online: "Initially the pilot told us there were technical issues". After about an hour, he said passengers were told the aircraft had to move to another part of the airport and that's when security officers surrounded the plane.

Amichai Stein reported on Twitter that passengers and luggage have now been cleared.

Flight number BA0303 was stopped at Charles de Gaulle and surrounded by police and fire vehicles at around 9am.

Anderson says "the pilot then said there had been a direct security threat involving our flight". They're being extremely thorough and we're being escorted by armed officers'.

"The safety and security of our customers and crew is always our top priority", a British Airways spokesperson told the Independent.

She added: "Additional security checks are being carried out as a precaution".

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

An improvised explosive device partially detonated on a train at the Parsons Green station on the District line, injuring 29 people.

An 18-year-old man and a 21-year-old man have been arrested in connection with the bomb attack.

Meanwhile, a teenager suspected of being the Parsons Green bucket bomber is thought to be a refugee fostered by an elderly couple who were honoured by the Queen.

Also Sunday, the Metropolitan Police confirmed a second arrest in their investigation into Friday's terrorist attack on the London tube. Prime Minister Theresa May later announced that the threat level has been raised to its highest, 'critical'.