Norwegian flight forced to land after receiving 'bomb threat'

Passengers evacuate Norwegian Air Shuttle plane after bomb threat
Passengers evacuate Norwegian Air Shuttle plane after bomb threat Copyright TT News Agency/Jonas Ekstromer via REUTERS
By Rachael Kennedy
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A Norwegian flight en route to Nice was forced to return to Stockholm on Thursday after a "bomb threat" was made against the flight

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A Norwegian flight en route from Stockholm to Nice on Thursday was forced to return to Stockholm following a "bomb threat."

The airline confirmed the incident in a statement on its website.

"Norwegian can confirm that a bomb threat has been made against flight DY4321 from Arlanda to Nice," the statement said.

"For safety reasons, the aircraft returned to Arlanda."

Stockholm police also released a statement, saying it had launched an investigation into the threat.

All 169 passengers and flight crew have now been evacuated, Swedish police said, adding the national bomb squad would shortly begin a search of the plane.

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