Indian American held for threatening to blow up Mumbai-New York flight

October 30th, 2008 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, Oct 30 (IANS) An Indian American was held at the Mumbai Airport after he threatened to blow up Air India Mumbai-Paris-Newark Flight A-191 here Thursday morning, according to an airline spokesman.The airport security was summoned and the person, an Indian resident of New Jersey was offloaded. The officials have not disclosed his identity yet.

All the passengers on board are safe and were ordered to vacate the aircraft while investigations were conducted.

The flight finally took off at 11 a.m., almost three hours behind schedule, the official told IANS.

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