Lankan arrested after bomb threat on plane

3 February 2014 03:45 am - 18     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Police at Arlanda airport in Stockholm have arrested a man suspected to be a Sri Lankan national who attempted to enter the cockpit of a plane destined for Sweden claiming he had a bomb, foreign media reported.

The Emirates airline flight, which departed from Dubai, was due to arrive at Arlanda before midday on Sunday. Not long after the plane left the United Arab Emirates, drama unfolded as they would be bomber rushed through the cabin screaming and shouting according to witnesses.

Passengers reported that he tried to break into the cockpit before he was apprehended by members of the crew. He was wrestled to the ground and had cable ties put around his arms reports the TT news agency.

The man was kept stable for the remainder of the flight with passengers saying he was lying on the floor.

"There was no chance he would have been successful in trying to get into the cockpit," Kenneth Knuts of the border police at Arlanda told TT.

"We met at the flight a man from Sri Lanka who had caused a disturbance onboard and had been shackled by the staff," Albin Näverberg of the Stockhollm police told Expressen.
When the plane landed at Arlanda at 11am the man was taken in for questioning and subsequently arrested on suspicion of attempted aviation sabotage.

  Comments - 18

  • hi..ah Monday, 03 February 2014 08:39 AM citizen

    Kondebendapucheena Monday, 03 February 2014 05:26 AM

    Sweden full of Former LTTE activists ,they just want to discredit SRILANKA .was he holding Sri Lankan Passport or Lankan Born

    Gamarala Monday, 03 February 2014 03:57 PM

    It maybe a disgruntled former LTTE supporter, there a many in Sweden and Norway. Disgraceful, as all are lumped as Sri Lankan's, The last time that nit-wit from down south brought disgrace to Sri Lanka. When these things happen it brings disgrace to all living in the country.

    Dammika Monday, 03 February 2014 09:24 AM

    Very very true. Leaders from this end ... other idiots in other countries

    Divya Tuesday, 04 February 2014 04:04 AM

    Ohhh more restrictions on visa god

    Don Simon Monday, 03 February 2014 06:17 AM

    To demand separate state in Sri Lanka of to protest against illicit fishing in troubled water?

    sinhala modaya Monday, 03 February 2014 10:50 AM

    Another tiger muck looking for refugee status in the axis of evil terror mongering countries

    Malin Tuesday, 04 February 2014 11:55 AM

    Another LTTE terrorist who has got free entry into the country claiming refugee status.

    puswdilla Wednesday, 05 February 2014 12:00 AM

    People of Sri Lanka will follow the example of the country's leaders via DM Android App

    paddy Wednesday, 05 February 2014 12:04 AM

    im sure this guy is another brave member of sri lankan tamil community

    Hapun Monday, 03 February 2014 12:20 PM

    Is his last name Rambukwella?

    Andrew Pitugala Monday, 03 February 2014 12:36 PM

    Repeat of Sepala Ekanayake

    Grace Monday, 03 February 2014 04:09 AM

    This time who is going to justify his action saying he is a sleepwalker?

    Kiris Baba Amaray Monday, 03 February 2014 04:12 AM

    Dammed SriLankan's wherever they are they are bound to evil acts and bring disgrace to our country. These type of evil men should be hanged or stoned to death.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Monday, 03 February 2014 04:14 AM

    He is a boneless dead vegetable. This is a bad sign for our country which is going to face a drastic dark days in March, 2014.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Monday, 03 February 2014 04:15 AM

    This is a well planned Pro-LTTE act to bring disgrace to SriLanka and its President.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Monday, 03 February 2014 12:57 PM

    A follower of the first Sri Lankan hijacker, Sepala.

    Godaya Tuesday, 04 February 2014 08:28 AM

    Must be from sleep walking family- Rambukwella. ???

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