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Security scare grounds British Airways plane in Paris

Security scare grounds British Airways plane in Paris

Armed police and fire vehicles have reportedly surrounded the Airbus A320 following reports of a "direct threat" while the flight has been evacuated at the Charles De Gaulle airport.

Anderson posted pictures and video on social media showing passengers evacuating the aircraft with police and fire vehicles nearby. The passengers were picked up by airport staff before re-boarding.

After an initial search was given the all clear, passengers are being put through X-rays and body scanners by armed officers.

"Every single person and every single item of baggage was searched".

Flight number BA0303 was held on the tarmac at Charles de Gaulle and surrounded by police and fire vehicles at around 8am United Kingdom time this morning.

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

James Anderson, a 20-year-old entrepreneur on the flight from Paris to London's Heathrow Airport, told The Associated Press that the pilot initially told passengers there were technical issues.

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There have been a number of smaller attacks, while the doomed EgyptAir flight MS804 which crashed into the Mediterranean in May 2016, possibly due to an explosion, also took off from Charles de Gaulle. We were waiting on the plane for around an hour.

One passenger said those on board were informed by the pilot that an individual had made a direct threat against the aircraft.

A false security alarm delayed on Sunday a British Airways plane at Paris' worldwide airport.

A British Airways spokesperson said: "The safety and security of our customers and crew is always our top priority".

The incident follows Friday's terror attack on Parsons Green station in west London. "Additional security checks are being carried out as a precaution", British Airways said in a statement when asked about the flight.

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