Saturday, January 9, 2010

3 Arrested in Heathrow Airport "Bomb Threat"

Armed officers boarded the Dubai-bound Emirates EK004 flight - which had 331 people inside - on Friday night.

Police said the alarm was raised when "a verbal threat was made to staff" as the plane was taxiing for take-off at 9.15pm.

Three men, aged 58, 48 and 36, were arrested on suspicion of making a bomb threat.

The trio, thought to be British men who were sitting in economy class, are being held in police custody.

Officers carried out a full search of the aircraft and found nothing suspicious.

The other passengers were taken off the plane and put up in a hotel for the night ahead of a rescheduled departure this afternoon.
Sux these arseholes screwed up this flight for the rest of the passengers, which, is probably what they wanted. They will get lawyers, lie, and cry profiling and sue.

h/t Mark

Cross-posted at Jawa Report

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