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  • 27 July 2014, 22:11

Video Of Armed Police Storming Passenger Plane

Video footage has emerged of the moment armed police stormed a plane to arrest a passenger who allegedly threatened to blow it up.

The jet, which was bound for Panama City, had taken off from Toronto in Canada with 189 people on board.

Sunwing Airlines flight 772 was turned around over West Virginia around 45 minutes into the flight and escorted back to Toronto Pearson International Airport by two F16 fighter jets.

In the video, the police are heard shouting "heads down, hands up" as they move through the aircraft.

Ali Shahi is then bundled off the jet with his hands held behind his back by one of the officers.

The 25-year-old Canadian has been charged with uttering threats and endangering the safety of an aircraft.

North American Aerospace Defence Command (Norad) said the two fighter jets from Ohio flew with the plane out of US airspace as a "precaution".

Sunwing Airlines said an "agitated passenger directly threatened the aircraft" but did not elaborate.

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