Sweden: No bomb found on plane; man detained after alert

Sweden: No bomb found on plane; man detained after alert

A bomb squad has found no explosives on a Pakistan International Airlines plane that made an emergency landing in Stockholm this morning after a bomb scare.

A passenger has been detained for questioning.

Canadian authorities received a tip from a woman that a passenger on the plane was carrying explosives.

The plane made an emergency landing at Stockholm Arlanda Airport and passengers were evacuated.

A male passenger was detained.

Police spokesman Kjell Lindgren said the man was as a Canadian citizen of Pakistani origin.

Officials said there were 273 people on board the plane, which was bound from Toronto to Karachi when the pilot asked to land in Stockholm.

A bomb squad that searched the Boeing 777 found nothing suspicious on board, Mr Lindgren said.

He said the man was taken to a police station for questioning.

Police officials said the man was not on any international no-fly lists and had cleared a security check in Canada.

In Pakistan, a spokesman for state-run Pakistan International Airlines confirmed the incident involved flight PK782 to Karachi.

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