Security alert delays British Airways flight from Paris

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She added: "Additional security checks are being carried out as a precaution".

Police and firefighters checked the plane on the tarmac of the Charles de Gaulle airport after reports of a security threat, which turned out to be a false alarm.

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

James Anderson, 20, who is on the flight from Charles de Gaulle airport to London Heathrow said that the plane had been searched due to an apparent threat made by an individual.

The airline did not confirm the nature of the alleged threat. We will all be led off the aircraft & baggage searched in due course'. "Then they noticed police and fire engines quickly surround the plane and dozens of armed officers and firefighters got out", Anderson tweeted.

After about an hour, he said passengers were told the aircraft had to move to another part of the airport and that's when security officers surrounded the plane.

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Sniffer dogs have also begun searching luggage. Authorities are satisfied with the search. The flight was scheduled to land at London Heathrow at 7:45 AM U.K. local time.

'The BA pilot was absolutely fantastic in making sure everybody was calm and handling the whole situation'.

The UK's threat level is now at its highest level - critical - after 30 people were injured in an explosion on a London Underground train at Parsons Green in southwest London.

Prime Minister Theresa May raised the terror status to its highest level, which means another attack is considered imminent.

France has been one of the countries hardest hit by terror attacks in recent years, with 130 killed in the Paris attacks in November 2015, and 84 killed in the Nice attacks in July last year.

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