Armed Police Storm Malaysia Airlines Plane After Bomb Threat

StoryfulNewsPublished: May 31, 2017Updated: June 1, 20174 views
Published: May 31, 2017Updated: June 1, 2017

Armed police stormed a Malaysia Airlines plane at Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport after a man tried to enter the cockpit and made a bomb threat on Wednesday, May 31.

The Kuala Lumpur-bound flight turned back for Melbourne shortly after takeoff late Wednesday night. Officers boarded the plane and arrested the man who had been restrained by passengers and crew on Malaysia Airlines flight MH128. Victoria Police <a href="https://newswire.storyful.com/storylines/*/stories/168562?referred_from=World%20News&channel_id=2&context=channel&referrer_type=Channel&referrer_id=2" target="_blank">defended</a> their handling of the incident after being criticised for taking 90 minutes to board the plane upon landing.

The suspect has been identified as a 25-year-old Sri Lankan man.

This video shows police carrying the suspect off the plane

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