A Qatar Airways Passenger Was Restrained Before Emergency Landing

A Qatar Airways flight from New York was forced to make an unscheduled landing at a British airport because of a disruptive passenger, local police said Thursday.

“It would appear the staff had to restrain a male during the flight and the pilot had to re-route and land at Manchester. Police attended and have arrested the male,” a police representative said.

The airport had earlier said the flight, which was headed to Doha, was diverted because of a minor medical issue.

(Reporting by William James; Editing by Louise Ireland and Susan Thomas)

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