A PLANE bound for the Capital was embroiled in a terror scare last night after a passenger claimed people armed with knives were on board.
Police surrounded the Aer Lingus flight at Dublin airport minutes before it was due to depart for Edinburgh.
The man who made the claim in a note passed to the flight attendants was removed from the flight and detained under the Mental Health Act.
A spokesman or Aer Lingus said: “We can confirm there was a security incident at Dublin airport on board regional flight EI 3258.”
The 7.10pm service was delayed by around 45 minutes.
A spokesman for the Dublin Garda said: “A male passenger in his 20s was removed from the plane and detained under the Mental Health Act and has since been admitted to hospital.”