Saturday, 9 January 2010

3 Boozehounds Arrested after bomb threats on Dubai bound flight from Heathrow


Three men were on Saturday in police custody after being arrested by armed police at London's Heathrow airport on suspicion of making a bomb threat.
Officers boarded the Emirates flight, bound for Dubai, after a "verbal threat was made to staff" as the plane was taxiing shortly before take-off late Friday, London's Metropolitan Police said.
Three men aged 58, 48 and 36 were held but a search of the plane, which was carrying 331 passengers, uncovered nothing suspicious. The airliner has now been handed back to Emirates.
"They have been arrested on suspicion of making a bomb threat," police added.
Sky News television reported that the men arrested were English and appeared to be drunk. The airport -- the world's busiest international air hubs -- remained open during the incident.