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After bomb hoax, focus on mental health of suspect

  • The mental health of a 47-year-old man, who was arrested after a bomb hoax on a Qatar Airways flight that was heading to Manchester, will be fully assessed.

    A mental health team initially examined the man involved in the incident in mid-air, the police said.

    He is believed to be from north-west England.

    The pilot of the Doha-to-Manchester Qatar Airways QR23 flight informed authorities that a passenger had handed him a note concerning a “a possible device on board”. RAF jets escorted the plane as it landed in Manchester.

     

    Tagged as: mental health, bomb hoax, Qatar Airways, flight, Manchester, RAF, world news