A passenger on a Norwegian flight at Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport was removed from the plane after someone claimed he had an”ISIS tattoo” on his arm.
The cabin crew suspected the tattoo represented the flag of Islamic State or a verse from the Quran and informed the captain.
The Evening Standard reports:
The flight from Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport to Heraklion in Greece was delayed after the man and his female companion were escorted off the plane.
Swedish newspaper Expressen reported the alarm was raised when another passenger reported the tattoo to airline employees.
The captain reportedly made the decision to have the man taken off the plane.
Darko Ali, commander at Arlanda’s border police station, told the newspaper: “He was not welcome on board the plane and we helped him to leave the airport.”
Mr Ali told the The Local the incident was not a police matter despite officers being called.
Mats Eriksson at Stockholm Police told The Local: “The pilot has full authority to remove whoever he wants from the plane.”
The plane eventually left Stockholm an hour after the flight was due to depart.
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