2 arrested after fighter jet intercepts suspicious UK-bound plane

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Police and rescue service vehicles, Friday, May 24, 2013, at Stansted Airport, Essex, England, after Pakistan International Airlines flight PK709 bound for Manchester from Lahore, was diverted to Stansted following an incident on board. Britain scrambled fighter jets Friday to intercept a commercial airliner carrying more than 300 people from Pakistan, diverting it to an isolated runway at an airport on the outskirts of London and arresting two British passengers on suspicion of endangering the aircraft. A British security official said the situation involving the Pakistan International Airlines flight did not appear terror-related, though police were still investigating, but the incident further rattled the U.K. just days after a soldier was killed on a London street in a suspected terror attack. (AP Photo/Chris Radburn/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE