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.
PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team
KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.
PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.
Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.