British Airways plane grounded and 2nd arrest made

A British Airways flight from Paris was grounded on Charles de Gaulle airport for two hours this morning, after a terror alert. Passengers had to leave the plane and were searched one by one, while sniffer dogs checked the plane. Heightened security measures are in place after the bomb attack on London tube, last Friday.

Flight BA0303 was held on tarmac, surrounded by police and fire department. A passenger tweeted: “Apparently an individual has made a direct threat to this aircraft. We will all be led off the aircraft & baggage searched in due course.” After two hours, passengers were allowed back on the airplane and the flight left for London.

Meanwhile, a second arrest has been made in the Parsons Green investigation. The 21-year-old man was arrested in Hounslow late last night by the Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism Command. He was detained under the Terrorism Act and taken to a London police station. On Saturday, an 18-year-old man was arrested in Dover, by Kent Police. He is being questioned and remains in custody.

ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack at Parsons Green.