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Qatari diplomat detained on US plane


US authorities are breathing a sign of relief after initial reports a that Qatari man tried to set his shoes on fire on a American passenger jet appear to be a false alarm

Air marshals subdued the suspect, thought to be Mohammed Al-Midadi, a diplomat, on board the flight from Washington to Denver.

It’s now thought however, he may have been trying to smoke in one of the plane’s toilets.

Two F-16 fighter jets were scrambled during the commotion.

More than 160 people were reportedly aboard the United 663 flight

The incident comes only months after a Nigerian man allegedly plotted to blow up a US passenger plane from Amsterdam to Detroit.

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