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Ryanair plane checked for explosives after hoax bomb threat at Polish airport

A man is now being held by police.

Image: PA WIRE

Updated 9.52 am

A POLISH AIRPORT received a hoax bomb threat to a Ryanair flight that was due to take off this morning.

A man has been detained after a security sweep of the aircraft was carried out.

Ryanair says that Modlin Airport in the Polish capital of Warsaw received an anonymous threat stating that there was an explosive device on a plane that was due to depart for Oslo at 8.40am local time (7.40am Irish time).

Airport security was ordered and an immediate inspection of the aircraft was carried out, the plane had not yet been boarded. The airport was also closed to all inbound flights as a precaution.

The threat was believed to be a hoax and a security sweep of the plane later confirmed this.

The airport has now been re-opened and Polish police say a man is now being held.

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