Musharraf stopped from boarding London bound flight following bomb scare

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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)

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