Transcript for Air France Bomb Scare Turns Out to Be Hoax
A bomb scare on board a packed air France jet. The suspicious device turned out the be harmless. One passenger is in custody this morning. Reporter: Good morning, Lara. French police arrested a man as he arrived at the airport. He is the prime suspect in this bizarre and frightening incident. Investigators whaant to know who built this and why? It's the fake bomb found on board the air France jet over the weekend. A plane carrying 473 passengers and crew. One passenger found the device if a restroom cub board. On the ground, emergency slides deployed. Emp evacuated and whisked away. The thing was just cardboard, pape, and a clock. The real concern here is urks was this a joke, a practical joke. Or was somebody testing the system, seeing if they could get elements of a bomb through the security system at Mauritius and into an airplane to be assembled airborne. Reporter: The suspect in custody was passenger on that flight. He's apparently a retired police officer from the island of reunion. He was traveling with his wife. She's not been released. It's very bizarre.
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