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Man who said he had bomb on plane arrested

Nov. 22, 2012 at 12:26 PM   |   Comments

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- A man who claimed he was carrying explosives on his body during a flight was arrested Thursday at Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul, police said.

The man, whose name was not released, had flown from Antalya to Istanbul aboard an Onur Air plane and stated he was carrying explosives, Today's Zaman reported. The plane landed safely.

After the plane landed, police detained the man, searched him and found no explosives. Police also searched the plane as a precautionary measure, but did not find any explosives.

An investigation has been launched into the incident to determine the man's motive.

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