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Monday, 03 February 2014 - 10:28
Lankan arrested after bomb threat on plane
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Police at Arlanda airport in Stockholm have arrested a man suspected to be a Sri Lankan national who attempted to enter the cockpit of a plane destined for Sweden claiming he had a bomb.

The Emirates airline flight, which departed from Dubai, was due to arrive at Arlanda before midday on Sunday.

Passengers reported that he tried to break into the cockpit before he was apprehended by members of the crew.

The man was kept stable for the remainder of the flight with passengers saying he was lying on the floor.

When the plane landed at Arlanda at 11am the man was taken in for questioning and subsequently arrested on suspicion of attempted aviation sabotage.
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