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article imageCanada to Pakistan flight grounded in Europe after bomb threat

By Kev Hedges     Sep 25, 2010 in Travel
Stockholm - A plane flying from Toronto to Karachi in Pakistan has been grounded in Stockholm, Sweden after authorities had received a tip-off from a woman in Canada that a passenger was carrying explosives.
The Pakistan International Airline flight PK782 has landed at Arlanda airport in Stockholm and explosives experts are on hand. The plane is currently parked up on a ramp at the end of a landing strip well away from the terminals. A spokesman at Arlanda said all the passengers are still on board sitting calmly.
The Boeing 777 plane was carrying 273 people from Toronto in Canada and was bound for Karachi. Flight PK782 started its journey in Calgary before picking up more passengers in Toronto.
BBC Europe reports that Janne Hedlund of Stockholm police has told the Reuters news agency that everybody who boarded in Canada had passed security checks and as news filters in it is believed police have now boarded and are interviewing a man on board.
Sky News reports the suspect is a Pakistani national with a Canadian passport, officials said.
The alarm was raised after a woman in Canada contacted the authorities there from a payphone.
UPDATE: A man has been arrested after the Pakistan bound plane landed because of the bomb threat. He has been detained as passengers were taken off the Pakistan International Airlines plane at Arlanda airport in Stockholm.
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