Iranian questioned in connection with Dublin plane bomb plot

Belgian investigators are questioning an Iranian man who handed himself in to police claiming he’d been approached to blow up a passenger plane on the Charleroi-Dublin route, it was reported today.

Belgian investigators are questioning an Iranian man who handed himself in to police claiming he’d been approached to blow up a passenger plane on the Charleroi-Dublin route, it was reported today.

The RTBF television report said no explosives were found on the man, who was arrested at Charleroi airport last week. Police were not immediately available for comment.

RTBF said there were doubts about the man’s story and no material evidence had been found to back it up, but that he had been held on suspicion of preparing an attack.

Ryanair operates flights from Charleroi airport south of Brussels to Dublin.

More in this section

Price info
IE_180_logo
Price info

Subscribe to unlock unlimited digital access.
Cancel anytime.

Terms and conditions apply

Puzzles logo
IE-logo

Puzzles hub

Visit our brain gym where you will find simple and cryptic crosswords, sudoku puzzles and much more. Updated at midnight every day. PS ... We would love to hear your feedback on the section right HERE.

Puzzles logo
IE-logo

Puzzles hub

Visit our brain gym where you will find simple and cryptic crosswords, sudoku puzzles and much more. Updated at midnight every day. PS ... We would love to hear your feedback on the section right HERE.