: Drunk Russian threatens to set off bomb on board of Dubai-Kyiv flight

18:59 Mar. 25, 2016

Drunk Russian threatens to set off bomb on board of Dubai-Kyiv flight

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Ukraine's Security Service detains Russian citizen in Kyiv airport

The SBU Security Service detained in airport Kyiv a passenger of a flight Dubai-Kyiv, a Russian citizen, who threatened the crew just before the landing with being in possession of the explosives, that's according to the airport spokesperson Halyna Bohdanenko, 112 TV channel reported.

"One of the passengers on board told the crew that he had explosives on him... The passenger was drunk and behaved inappropriately... The crew relayed the information to the dispatch service of our airport. It was 10 minutes before the plane landed. After the landing, it was met not only by regular airport services, but also with the SBU and a bomb squad," she said.

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According to the SBU head's chief of staff Oleksandr Tkachuk, the man appeared to be a citizen of the Russian Federation. Tkachuk also noted that another Russian citizen was detained on suspicion of being involved in this incident.

All passengers are safe. The bomb squad was reported to have inspected the plane right after the landing.

Reporting by UNIAN 

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