The plane that was threatened at Arlanda. Photo: Fredrik Persson/TT.
Arlanda

Little disruption at airport despite bomb threat

The plane that was the target of a bomb threat had been moved to a distant part of Arlanda airport by 6:30 in the evening, according to news agency TT.

Police are investigating the case as either an attempt to sabotage the airport or as a serious illegal threat, however, they will not say where the threat came from or what it entailed, because of laws around secrecy in investigations. The police will not say what has become of the bagage either.

The investigation may also include speaking with passengers, but the police say, for now, they are focusing on the plane.

"We don't want to start by worrying the passengers," says Albin Näverberg with the Stockholm police communication division.

"In general, this has had little or no effect on flight traffic, in general," says Klas Nilsson, head of press for Swedavia, the company that runs the airport.

Parts of Stockholm's Arlanda airport were sealed off after a bomb threat against the plane, which was supposed to leave for Iraq at 12:30pm.

The rest of the airport itself remained open as normal and the plane was empty, TT reports.

Parts of Stockholm's Arlanda airport have been sealed off after a bomb threat against a plane, reports news agency TT. The plane was on its way to Iraq.

"The plane has been held back, we are cooperating with police, they will decide what to do," says Klas Nilsson of airport operator Swedavia, to newspaper unt.se.

The rest of the airport itself is open as normal and the plane is empty, TT reports.

The affected plane was due to leave for Iraq at 12.30pm.

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