Two plane passengers have been arrested over fears they were about to carry out an attack. They were arrested at Stuttgart Airport, Germany, after a disturbance on board.

It has been claimed that a suspect package was found on a 180-seat Bulgaria Air plane which was due to take off at midday. A federal police spokesman said: ‘During the routine departure check-out, a passenger told us that another passenger had threatened a bombing operation on the aircraft. In view of the global political situation and the way in which the passenger met us, we had to take the threat seriously.’

According to another report there was an argument between three passengers which the crew regarded as a threat and police were called. The flight was evacuated and take-offs and landings have been suspended.

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