April 5, 2018 / 9:41 AM / a year ago

Scoot airline passengers disembark safely after bomb threat: Singapore police

A Scoot Boeing 787 Dreamliner is displayed at the Singapore Airshow at Changi Exhibition Center February 16, 2016. REUTERS/Edgar Su/Files

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - All passengers and crew on board a Scoot flight to Thailand that turned around and returned to Singapore on Thursday after a bomb threat disembarked safely, police said.

“The passenger who allegedly made the bomb threat and his two other travel companions are currently assisting police further with investigations,” police said in a Facebook post.

Two Singapore fighter jets escorted the civilian plane back to the city-state.

Scoot is a Singapore Airlines budget carrier.

Reporting by John Geddie and Aradhana Aravindan; Editing by Nick Macfie

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