An American airline's pilot has been arrested at Britain's Manchester airport with suspicion of being drunk, police said Friday.
Police "received a report that an airline pilot may have been influenced by alcohol" at the northwest England airport on Thursday morning, said The Greater Manchester Police (GMP) force.
Officers arrested a 62-year-old man just before 11 am on Thursday, suspected of performing an aviation function while over the prescribed alcohol limit, Manchester Evening News reported.
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The man, whose name was not released, has since been bailed out pending further inquiries, a GMP spokesman told the withdrawal.
American Airlines confirmed that a member of their airfare was arrested at the airport on Thursday. It said the plane, AA735 to Philadelphia, was canceled and passengers rebooked on other flights.
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The airline said in a statement that "security is our top priority" and that it is "fully cooperating with local law enforcement" over the incident.
Associated Press contributed to this report.