Ian Collier
Sky News
Saturday, January 9th, 2010

Armed police have boarded a plane at Heathrow airport and arrested three men over a verbal threat, according to Sky News sources.

Sky News crime correspondent Martin Brunt said the men were described as “people who had too much to drink”.

The Metropolitan Police said three people have been arrested.

Passenger Cameron McLean said one man was taken off the plane in handcuffs before sniffer dogs were brought in.

“Police just swarmed the guy and rushed him out.

“I think he was a white male. There was another one but I didn’t see him.”

An airport spokesman said: “I can confirm there has been an incident on the EK004 flight to Dubai.