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  • Armed police arrested a man waiting to board an Emirates flight to Dubai
  • The man had passed through security at Manchester Airport when police moved
  • Pictures taken by a passenger at the gate show the man taken into a police van
  • Police said he was detained under the Mental Health Act before taken to hospital

Armed police arrested a man waiting to board an Emirates flight to Dubai at Manchester Airport today. 

The man had already passed through security and was in a lounge when officers swooped.

One passenger who was about to get on the same flight told the Manchester Evening News: ‘The cops were armed and they came in from the boarding gate.

Armed police arrested a man waiting to board an Emirates flight to Dubai at Manchester Airport today.Pictures taken by a passenger at the gate show the man being put into a police van parked on the edge of the runway

‘They turned around and more cops were waiting. They nodded in the direction of the lounge. Two went in and came out with a male Asian guy. He looked very young. He was in the waiting lounge.’  

Pictures taken by a passenger at the gate show the man being put into a police van parked on the edge of the runway.

When approached by the M.E.N, a Manchester Airport spokesperson said the incident was a police matter.

A spokesperson for GMP said: ‘Shortly before 12.15pm today (Sunday, October 29 2017) police received a report of concern for the welfare of a man in his 20s at Manchester Airport.

‘Officers attended and for the man’s safety he was detained under the Mental Health Act before he was taken to hospital.

‘The man posed no risk to anyone at the airport.’ 

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