February 7, 2019 / 11:12 AM / 11 days ago

Norwegian Air plane evacuated in Stockholm after bomb threat

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - All 169 passengers and the crew of a Norwegian Air Shuttle plane that returned to Arlanda airport outside Stockholm after receiving a bomb threat on Thursday have been evacuated, Swedish police said.

“The national bomb squad will shortly begin a search of the plane,” the police said in a statement.

Passengers had to wait about two hours after the plane landed at 11:14 a.m. (10:14 GMT) before being allowed off in small groups, according to daily Expressen.

Passengers are being interviewed by police in a hangar at the airport, the paper said.

Swedish television said the plane had been carrying some members of the Swedish swimming team travelling to France for a competition and a training camp.

Police said earlier that the threat had been made against a specific plane. Norwegian confirmed the threat was against flight DY4321 from Arlanda to Nice in France.

(The story corrects time in paragraph 3)

Reporting by Simon Johnson in Stockholm and Terje Solsvik in Oslo; Editing by Angus MacSwan and Andrew Cawthorne

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