A man was arrested today after an Etihad Airways flight travelling from Abu Dhabi to London's Heathrow Airport was redirected when a passenger began making threats.
Two Royal Air Force Typhoon jets were scrambled to accompany the airliner as it landed around noon at Stansted Airport, north of London. A 37-year-old British national was arrested at Stansted, Prime Minister David Cameron's spokesman Steve Field told reporters in London, citing Essex Police, Bloomberg reports.
A 37-year-old British national was arrested on arrival, said an Essex Police spokeswoman.
"The pilot reported a passenger causing disruption and making threats," she told reporters.
"The plane was was diverted to Stansted Airport were it landed just before midday.
"No one has been injured and the airport has been operating normally."
A Ministry of Defence spokeswoman confirmed: "Typhoon aircraft were launching this morning to escort a passenger aircraft due to an incident on board. The aircraft landed safely at Stansted Airport," according to Sky News.