A flight from Stockholm was delayed on Thursday after it was claimed that one of the passengers had an Isis flag tattooed on his arm.

The plane, a Norwegian flight from Stockholm's Arlanda Airport to Heraklion in Greece, had been due to take off at 9pm, when attention was drawn to the tattoo, which was thought by crew to be the flag of the Islamic State or a verse from the Quran.

According to tabloid Expressen, citing an airport employee, the cabin crew refused to fly if the man was onboard. The captain made the decision to remove the man and his female companion from the flight.

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