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Pakistan Jet Evacuated in Sweden After Bomb Threat

Karachi-bound flight diverts after Canada reports threat
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 25, 2010 5:46 AM CDT
Pakistan Jet Evacuated in Sweden After Bomb Threat
A Pakistan International Airlines Boeing 777 plane stands on the tarmac at Stockholm Arlanda International airport Saturday Sept. 25, 2010.   (AP Photo/Fredrik Persson)

(Newser) – A Pakistan International Airlines plane bound for Karachi diverted this morning to Sweden, where it was evacuated over reports of a passenger carrying explosives, reports the AP. Police detained a man they described as a Canadian citizen of Pakistani origin as passengers were being evacuated, but have thus far found no sign of explosives. The man wasn't on any do-not-fly lists and had cleared a security check in Toronto, authorities say. The plane was carrying 273 passengers.
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