STOCKHOLM — A Ryanair plane headed for Manchester, Britain, was evacuated before takeoff Sunday due to a bomb scare at Rygge airport outside Oslo, police said.
The plane was evacuated because of the “suspicious behavior” of two passengers and a bomb squad searched the aircraft but found nothing suspicious. Police later said the incident was due to a misunderstanding.
Police spokesman Anders Stroemsaether told public broadcaster NRK that the incident started before boarding when two foreign passengers were overheard arguing in an airport lavatory. He said other passengers heard the word “bomb” being used and told the captain as they boarded the aircraft.
The captain informed police who evacuated the plane and brought the two passengers in for questioning.
Police said on Twitter later Sunday that nothing suspicious had been found at the airport and the two passengers were discharged.
“After questioning of witnesses and those brought in, the police have concluded that the situation is a result of a misunderstanding,” police said.
Rygge Airport is about 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Oslo.
The incident came hours after a fake bomb was found at Manchester United’s football stadium, prompting police to call off a Premier League match.
British police later said it was a training device that was left inside the stadium following an earlier security exercise.
Nirmala Panta rape, murder case : Locals protest after wrong suspect paraded
BHIMDUTTANAGAR — Locals who were protesting against the rape and murder of Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur’s Bhimdatta Municipality, have enforced shutdown in Bhimduttanagar Bazaar on Tuesday, protesting police’s failure to reveal facts behind the murder of 13-year-old girl and parading wrong suspect on Monday.
The District Police Office, organising a press conference on Monday,had made public Dilip Singh Bista (41), of Baghphanta, Bhimdatta Municipality-19 as Nirmala’s murderer.
Locals have shut down the market area stating that police were not being able to make public the true murderer(s) as they are not convinced by the findings of police citing that Bista was mentally unsound, according to the District Police Office.
Transportation has also been halted.
Bista, a resident of Khanna Chauraha area in Bhimdutta Municipality-19, was apprehended near the scene of crime on Sunday, according to police.
Police making public the wrong suspect has infuriated the locals and fueled the protest.
The agitators including various civil society organisations and human rights defenders have been picketing the District Administration Office and staging rally on the street mounting pressure on the police to reveal the facts behind the heinous crime.
Meanwhile, it had been learnt that police have fired rounds of teargas shells to contain the agitated mob.
Nirmala was found murdered in a sugarcane field on July 27, a day after she had gone to her friend’s home to get a notebook.Follow @gorkhapost