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Three men held after verbal threats on Heathrow plane

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Three men held after verbal threats on Heathrow plane


British police have arrested three passengers on board a Dubai-bound Emirates flight at London’s Heathrow Airport on suspicion of making a bomb threat.

The three men were taken into custody after delivering verbal threats against the crew prior to take off.

Sniffer dogs and armed officers borded the aircraft but found nothing that could compromise the flights safety.

Authorities have indicated that incident may have been a drunken prank.

Airports around the world have been on high alert since a foiled bomb attempt on a Detroit-bound plane on Christmas Day.

Britain has announced tighter security at airports, with plans to use full body scanners at Heathrow within three weeks.

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