Breaking: Bomb Found on Air France Flight to Paris …Update: A Hoax

A bomb was found today on an Air France flight from Mauritius to Paris.

The Times of Israel reported:

A Kenyan police official said Sunday six passengers are being questioned over a suspected bomb found on an Air France plane that forced the jet flying to Paris from Mauritius to make an emergency landing in Kenya.

The police official, who insisted on anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to the media, said during the flight a passenger noticed something in a lavatory that looked like “a stopwatch mounted on a box.”

The passenger reported the device to the cabin crew, who informed the pilots, leading to an emergency landing at the airport in the Kenyan city of Mombasa.

The official said one of those being interrogated is the man who reported the package.

The Kenya Airports Authority said what is “believed to be an explosive device has successfully been retrieved” from an Air France flight.

UPDATE: The suspicious device was a hoax.

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