Fighter jets escorted a Singapore Airlines plane to land at the city-state’s international airport Changi on Wednesday after a passenger had made a bomb threat, Singapore’s defense ministry said.
A 37-year-old male passenger on board the flight from San Francisco had claimed there was a bomb in his hand luggage, a statement from the ministry said.
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The bomb threat was subsequently found to be false, it said, adding the suspect had been arrested and police were continuing their investigations.
Singapore police did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
A spokesperson for Singapore Airlines said all other passengers and crew had disembarked normally at 0920 a.m. (0130 GMT), declining to give further details on the incident.
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