ONCE AGAIN ANOTHER MUSLIM PROVES WHY THEY SHOULD BE BARRED FROM AIR TRAVEL….
Bomb alert on Toronto-Karachi flight
A jetliner flying from Toronto to Karachi, Pakistan, was diverted to Stockholm on Saturday morning and a passenger was detained after authorities received a report that a man on board was carrying explosives, officials said.
Swedish police evacuated the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) jet after it landed, and the aircraft remained parked on a ramp at the end of a runway.
Police detained a man described as a Canadian citizen of Pakistani descent, aged about 30, but said they had not confirmed his identity. A spokesman for the state-owned Pakistan International Airlines said the suspect was a 25-year-old Canadian national.
Swedish police said he did not resist as he was taken into custody, and he was not carrying any explosives.
“What happens now is that we’re searching the plane with bomb technicians to see if there is something we can find, but so far we haven’t found anything, either on the plane or on the man. They’re working with the luggage,” said Stafan Radman, head of a special police squad at the scene.
The tip was “called in by a woman in Canada,” Radman said, adding that Swedish police took the threat seriously.
The Boeing 777 was travelling from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport to Karachi when the pilot asked to land at Stockholm’s Arlanda airport after Canadian authorities received a tip that a passenger might be carrying explosives.
Arlanda spokesman Anders Bredfell said there were 273 people on board.
Jan Lindqvist, a spokesman for airport operator Swedavia, said PIA was considering flying the passengers to Manchester, U.K., from whence they could continue the trip to Karachi.
With files from The Associated Press