Malaysia Airlines plane threat foiled by ‘heroes’, witness says

A witness has described how passengers tackled a man who allegedly made a false bomb threat on a Malaysia Airlines plane.
Flight MH128, bound for Kuala Lumpur, was forced to return to Melbourne after the man tried to enter the cockpit.
The flight landed safely and the passenger was arrested, police said, adding it was not terror-related.
One passenger said the suspect was carrying a “very unusual object”, which police later said was not explosive.
“He ran down the back aisle and three great Aussie heroes wrestled him to the ground and totally immobilised him,” the witness, Andrew Leoncelli, told the BBC.
The suspect was a 25-year-old Sri Lankan man who was released from a Melbourne psychiatric facility earlier on Wednesday, said Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton.
Police initially treated it as a possible terrorism incident before determining it was “a case involving a mental health issue”, the commissioner said.

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