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Emergency at Sydney Airport as flight forced to land over threat

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Police are currently at Sydney Airport after an incident on a departing plane led to its return.

A statement from the airport says it is currently supporting emergency services ‘in the management of an incident at the airport’.

Malaysian Airlines flight 122, which was meant to travel to Kuala Lumpur, was forced to turn back because of a midair ’emergency incident’, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

It’s been reported a passenger on the flight was ‘threatening staff’ and asking them if they are ‘slaves of Allah’.

An airport spokesman confirmed other flights are still taking off and landing, but advised passengers to check the status of their flight with their provider.

The plane in question is currently at one end of the runway, surrounded by fire trucks, The West Australian reports.

Australian Federal Police confirmed they are responding to an ’emergency incident’.

A passenger told Daily Mail Australia: ‘The pilot just announced the situation in Sydney just got worse and is a high risk security situation.

‘Our flight has been delayed two hours.’

The plane took off at around 1pm local time but returned to Sydney Airport at around 4pm.

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