Airline passenger removed from flight at Stockholm airport over ‘Isis tattoo’

Oslo 20160621. Utenriksminister Børge Brende oåpnet verdenskongressen mot dødsstraff, som finner sted i Oslo 21.-23. juni. Kongressen forgår i Den Norske Opera. Foto: Vidar Ruud / NTB scanpix
Oslo 20160621.
Utenriksminister Børge Brende oåpnet verdenskongressen mot dødsstraff, som finner sted i Oslo 21.-23. juni. Kongressen forgår i Den Norske Opera.
Foto: Vidar Ruud / NTB scanpix

An airline passenger was removed from a Norwegian flight after it was claimed he had an Isis flag tattooed on his arm.

Cabin crew refused to fly with the man on board after they suspected the inking was associated with the terrorist group or a verse from the Koran.

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.”

 

The plane eventually left Stockholm an hour after the flight was due to depart.

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