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Last Updated: Tuesday, 27 January, 2004, 06:57 GMT
'Cleaver' air passenger released
Humberside Airport
The man was immediately handed over to police at the airport
A man arrested at Humberside Airport after he was allegedly found with a meat cleaver, has been released without charge.

The 31-year-old was detained at the airport on Sunday.

Humberside Police said the man was taken to Scunthorpe police station for questioning after arriving at the airport at 1500 GMT.

The passenger had been due to board a flight to Amsterdam, but was detained in the airport's security area.

A spokeswoman for Humberside Airport, Anja Hazebroek, said the passenger was stopped at the security search area and immediately handed over to the police.

"He was a passenger and had a boarding card, but as soon as he reached the security search area it was picked up on straight away".

The incident comes only weeks after a BBC Inside Out programme showed a journalist and two cameramen wandering among the planes on the airport's manoeuvring area before being challenged.

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