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Swedish police close case on Arlanda landing

Swedish police close case on Arlanda landing

Published: 26 Sep 2010 10:32 GMT+02:00
Updated: 26 Sep 2010 10:32 GMT+02:00

Swedish police have classified Saturday's bomb threat drama at Arlanda Airport as "case closed" following the release of a suspect without charges.

"It is now case close for our part. All that remains is for the criminal investigation department to complete their report," said Eva Bergström at Arlanda police.

A 28-year-old Canadian man of Pakistani origin was released after police questioning on Saturday evening without charge.

"He is free to go where he wants," Karin Rosander, communications director at the regional public prosecution office, told news agency TT. "According to police, the man will receive help with accommodation for the night and then continue his trip tomorrow."

The man was arrested earlier on Saturday for "planning to sabotage an airplane," police operations director Stefan Rådman told AFP.

However, police in Sweden said no explosives were found in the search.

The plane, a Boeing 777 operated by Pakistan International Airlines, was on its way from Toronto to Karachi, Pakistan when it was forced to make an emergency landing at Arlanda shortly after 7.30am.

The landing was prompted after Canadian police, through the country's air traffic authorities, contacted the pilot in the air and said that there may be a suspicious person on board.

Shortly before 7am local time, the pilot contacted air traffic control at the airport and requested landing rights, saying there was a person suspected of having explosives on board.

Passengers were evacuated from the plane and led inside the terminal two hours after landing, where they received food and assistance.

The airplane left for Manchester at 5pm local time to continue its journey to Karachi because the crew was too tired to complete the flight to Pakistan, Arlanda Airport spokesman Jan Lindqvist said.

Regular air traffic at Arlanda was unaffected by the threat. Terminals remained open as usual and all remaining flights left on schedule.

"We have so much capacity that we can put a plane to the side so that it doesn't affect other traffic," Anders Bredfell, press director at the airport, told TT earlier on Saturday.

Separately, Canadian police said Saturday they were looking into whether the bomb alert was a hoax. Under Canadian law, a "terrorist hoax" is a crime punishable with prison time, a spokesman with the Royal Mounted Police in Toronto, Marc Laporte, told AFP.

"It was a woman who contacted the Canadian police and said there was a man onboard who could have explosives with him. It remains unclear who the woman is," said Hedlund.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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11:17 September 26, 2010 by Ugly Indian
good job sweden i like your professional attitude
11:38 September 26, 2010 by Dr Love
Everyday they plot against Muslims and Against their business.

I suspect that woman was her ex gf ;) or Mossad Agent who has the big rule in plotting against Muslims and Christians.
12:16 September 26, 2010 by Iraniboy
Closed?

Then who is supposed to compensate for the loss caused by humiliation, wrong allegation and inconvenience forced on these people and that poor guy in particular?!

Is it so easy to call and report a terrorist attack and put a innocent person in trouble in this world? I hope people don't learn anything from this incident!!!!
12:20 September 26, 2010 by Keith #5083
There is a 20-1 chance this gentleman with Canadian residency and of Pakistani descent was not muslim.

There is,of course, a much higher chance that he was muslim. As there is a higher probability that he had an arranged marriage. The 'woman' could just as easily be his wife on whom he was cheating as a former gf or a mossad agent or a double-glazing salesperson. It seems very clear that no-one plots more against muslims than other muslims.

The Swedish authorities have,once again, demonstrated high professionalism.
13:27 September 26, 2010 by N0DE
@Iraniboy: You are absolutely right. These days it is very easy to label someone 'A Terrorist* , humiliate him and then release him. How many times we see individuals from a particular country being targeted , put in a jail , throughly trailed by media and then cleared by Police. While people only remember the sensational part of *terrorist * caught and no media attention is provided when his cleared of allegations.
14:31 September 26, 2010 by Iri
Thanks Swedish authorities they solved the problem in no time,,And did not make the case complicated. Otherwise there are some people who make such types of cases complicated and trying to draw some out of such types of incidents,,
14:33 September 26, 2010 by LuxVeritas
"All truth goes through three stages. First it is ridiculed, then it is violently opposed until it is finally accepted as self-evident." Schopenhauer 1788-1860.

"Find out just what people will submit to and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong that will be imposed upon them. These will continue until they are resisted with either words or blows or both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress." - Frederick Douglas.

"All problems, depressions, wars, disasters, assassinations, all of them were planned, caused, instigated, and implemented by the International Bankers and their attempt to establish a central bank in every country in the world, which they have now done, thanks to corrupt politicians who have been bought and paid for. This is all you need to know about the history of the world." John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

"We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order." -David Rockefeller.

"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation then deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wakeup homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people to whom it properly belongs." Thomas Jefferson.

"To play on those millions of minds, to watch them slowly respond to an unseen stimulus, to guide their aspirations without their knowledge - all this whether in high capacities or in humble, is a big and endless game of chess, of ever extraordinary excitement." - Fabian society from Oxford University founded by Sydney West.

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LEGACY OF THE ELITE, for profit and control: In the 20th century alone 150 million people have been murdered by the state. The red terror, Russia: 60 m. Hitler's war: 22 m. Mao Tse Tung: 60 m. Guatamala: 300,000. Cambodia: 2+ m. Turkey: 1,5 m. Uganda: 300,000. Rwanda: 800,000. There are too many examples to mention. Billion dollar NGO's bankrolled by the elite are contaminating water, air, food, sterilisation and destroying the environments they say they protect, it is in their own documentation. Sweden's sterilisation program was in affect up until the 80's. How many more lies: War on Terrorism, Global warming, Flu pandemic, etc. and all requiring certain population and control methods permitting murder and worse.
15:23 September 26, 2010 by mac_007
hey could have transferred some explosives from Canadian Pakistan to Sweden Pakistani. why they landed only in Sweden.

I don't want to see some bad things in Sweden

Wake up Sweden....
16:48 September 26, 2010 by maakm
@mac_007

That would not be possible without any help from Swedish authorities.So if something happened don't blame any religion.
16:54 September 26, 2010 by DAVID T
Thank god he wasn't a real terrorist he would have got 2 months in jail and an apartment when he got out
20:37 September 26, 2010 by N0DE
@mac_007

No doubt you got an indian blood running in your body.
00:08 September 27, 2010 by mac_007
@ maakm

Do you think G4S robbery was set up Sweden authorities,
00:46 September 27, 2010 by Barnflicka90
So, basically this story states that a woman that is unknown and unclear 'informed' the pilot...that someone was going to do something on the plane. . I feel like these suspects of Pakistani origin are being wronging accused. Dont get me wrong, I do think it is important to take these things serisouly. . but for this suspect to have nothing on him and no proof at all that he was doing anything wrong..I dont understand how this became a national news crisis. This only stirs up negative media and I think it is a racial scam. I am a white american girl, but if I was of Pakistina origin and someone decided to scream out I had a bomb, I too could be thrown into police and become world wide news with no proof at all. Good job media, once again for freaking everyone out.
08:42 September 27, 2010 by Keith #5083
"Barnflicka90

ermmm, I believe it was the Canadian Police who brought the matter to the attention of the pilot.

"10 DavidT

Brilliant analysis.....hehehehe
09:48 September 27, 2010 by mac_007
@node

I wish i am an Indian dude
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