An aircraft near the Orly airport runway in Paris was evacuated after a man allegedly brought a knife on board and planned to "commit an attack," according to reports.
The Transavia flight was to reach Barcelona.
One passenger said: "Flight Orly Barcelona !! We have been deported for a possible terrorist threat.
"We are on the track and we had to leave all our carry-on in the plane."
According to reports in France, the man 's sister reportedly contacted the airport to warn that his brother was planning to commit an attack.
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French media reported that the arrested man, suspected of being armed with a ceramic knife, was not known to fight the perpetrators of terrorism.
A man at the airport tweeted: "There is a Transavia plane surrounded by police and firefighters".
No injuries were reported.
On Monday, an Indian national was arrested by border police officers (PAF) at the Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport.
She had managed to travel with a loaded pistol in the luggage of her cabin.