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Pakistan Plane Evacuated, Man Detained After Bomb Threat


Nov 25, 2009
Pakistan Plane Evacuated, Man Detained After Bomb Threat

Swedish police evacuated a plane and detained one passenger Saturday, after the jet carrying 273 people from Canada to Pakistan was diverted to Stockholm because of a bomb threat.

Police say the passenger, described as a Canadian citizen of Pakistani origin, was detained as he was evacuated from the Pakistan Airlines Boeing 777 along with the other passengers.

It was not clear if the man was carrying any explosives, but a search of the plane found nothing suspicious.

A Stockholm police spokeswoman said the plane was diverted after Canadian police received a tip that a passenger was carrying explosives on the flight from Toronto to Karachi.

Other traffic at the airport was not affected.
Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.

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