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Air France flight to Paris grounded after 'threatening tweet'

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A French soldier at the Charles de Gaulle Airport today
A French soldier at the Charles de Gaulle Airport today

An Air France flight from Schiphol Airport to Paris has been grounded following threats made on Twitter.

Flight AF1741 was due to leave at 14.45 local time but following the threats all passengers were taken out off plane.

The plane is being searched and emergency services are in attendance.

A Twitter user calling themselves @jihadijohn8 tweeted: "Yesterday and today, Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol will be attacked by our brothers #isis".

Another tweet said: "Forget #Russia? Wait for what will happen on flight AF1741 from #Amsterdam to #Paris.. #ParisAttacks."

The tweets have now been deleted but the account remains active.