Passengers jump from plane at Australian airport in bomb hoax

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(Source: www.straitstimes.com)

SYDNEY (REUTERS) – Passengers jumped from a plane at a rural Australian airport on Tuesday (June 6) when a threatening note, which turned out to be a hoax, was found in the bathroom, police and media said, a day after a siege in Melbourne which police are treating as terrorism.

“Nothing was found, there was no actual threat to anybody, just a note, so there was nothing in it,” a police spokeswoman who declined to give her name told Reuters.

Police said the 68-passenger turboprop plane with 42 passengers on board on a domestic flight was evacuated at the airport in Albury, in southern New South Wales, and a man was arrested.

Australian Associated Press quoted a passenger as saying he heard someone shout: “Leave your luggage. Get out and run, run, run.” It said passengers jumped on to the tarmac.

“Police and emergency services attended Albury…

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