SINGAPORE — Singapore scrambled fighter jets to escort a flight on Wednesday after a passenger on board allegedly claimed he had a bomb in his luggage and assaulted the crew, police said in a statement.
Police were notified of a bomb threat on Singapore Airlines flight SQ33 from San Francisco at around 2:40 am Wednesday, the statement said.
The plane landed safely at Changi Airport about three hours later, escorted by fighter jets.
“Preliminary investigations indicate that a 37-year-old male passenger had allegedly claimed that there was a bomb in a hand-carry bag, and had assaulted the crew,” the police statement said.
The man was restrained by crew members an…
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