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Passenger deplaned in Kuwait for screaming bomb threats

Kuwait - The company said it had re-inspected the luggage of all passengers on flight 561 bound for Jordanian capital Amman.

By Curated by Sarakshi Rai

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Published: Sun 22 May 2016, 1:48 PM

Last updated: Sun 22 May 2016, 8:59 PM

A passenger on Kuwait Airways was deplaned on Saturday for "screaming his head off" in a threatening manner.  
In a press statement, the company said it had re-inspected the luggage of all passengers on flight 561 bound for Jordanian capital Amman, after a rowdy passenger disrupted flight operations.
According to local news reports, the Kuwaiti Airways plane had to be evacuated following a bomb threat as it was getting ready to take off and head to Jordan with 230 passengers aboard.
According to a report in local newspaper Al-Qabas, the man claimed to be a member of Daesh and warned of a bomb planted on the jet.
This caused a disturbance among the passengers on the plane, which required security personnel to deal with the offender, said the statement.
In its eagerness for the safety of the passengers and for carrying out normal procedure in such cases, the company "ran a re-inspection check on all passenger luggage while summoning airport security as an extra cautionary measure," said the statement.
It added that "the flight in question departed after that momentary tumult to its prescribed destination," reported the Kuwait Press Agency (KUNA).
Earlier today, The Ministry of Interior stressed in a press statement that security preparedness may entail taking precautionary measures in the airport such as asking passengers to deplane and re-inspect luggage and the aircraft which is standard, normal procedure at all airports.
It added that these precautionary measures are carried out to ensure the safe take-off and landing of all planes as well as the safety of all passengers on board these planes.
Further, it emphasized that security personnel at the ministry did not receive any call regarding the existence of a bomb on a Kuwait Airways plane bound for Jordan.
The airline also took to Twitter to reassure passengers that security measure had been taken.

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