Passenger threatens on British Airways flight to Israel

This story reported today in Haaretz: -  An Israeli passenger aged 21 began acting out and threatened to hurt fellow passengers on a British Airways flight traveling from London to Israel.


The flight crew reported an emergency to the control tower at Ben Gurion International Airport 30 miles from the airport and s state of emergency was announced and precautionary security procedures actioned.


At around 6am, the plane, was diverted to a separate landing area and the passenger was detained by a security team which boarded the flight. When it was established that the passenger was not armed he was escorted from the flight in handcuffs and transferred to Israel Police for further questioning.