Flight to Manchester evacuated in Norway

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Flight to Manchester evacuated in Norway

Ryanair flight to Manchester evacuated in Norway

  • 15 May 2016
  • From the section Europe
A Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS during takeoff / landing at Manchester International Airport.
Image caption Police said two men on the Ryanair flight were arrested (file picture)

A flight from Norway to Manchester was evacuated before take-off after “suspicious” behaviour by two passengers, police near Oslo say.

The Ryanair flight was about to leave from Rygge airport near the Norwegian capital when it was evacuated, police in Ostfold county said on Twitter.

Reports in Norway say the men were heard arguing loudly and the word “bomb” was overheard.

Police say two men were arrested, and that the bomb squad was on its way.

News reports quoting a police official say one of the arrested men was British and the other was from Sri Lanka.

Other passengers were expected to leave on a rescheduled flight at midnight local time (22:00 GMT).

The evacuation in Norway comes hours after Old Trafford football stadium was cleared after a suspicious package was found.

A match between Manchester United and Bournemouth was abandoned. Greater Manchester Police described the device as “incredibly lifelike” but confirmed it had not been “viable”.

Source: BBC World

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