New Jersey, May 26 (ANI): Former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf was among the passengers of a London-bound Virgin Atlantic flight, who were asked to vacate the aircraft after a bomb scare at the New Jersey airport on Wednesday.
Musharraf along with all other passengers were asked get down from the plane after a security alert was sounded regarding the presence of a suspicious man on the aircraft.
According to sources, security officials have arrested a man, who reportedly belongs to the Middle East and had bought a one-way ticket for the flight in cash.
After a thorough check, security officials gave the go-ahead to all passengers to board the flight.
However, Musharraf was not allowed to resume his journey, and he has been asked to stay at a local hotel here, The News reports.
Virgin Atlantic management has declined to comment on the incident, saying: "We cannot tell whether the plane was stopped owing to Musharraf or else." (ANI)