Air France trip diverted after alleged bomb found in toilet: Reports

An Air France jet liner which made an emergency landing is seen at Moi International Airport in Mombas, Kenya Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015. The Boeing 777 Air France flight 463 from Mauritius to Paris was forced to land in the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa after a device suspected to be a bomb was found in the lavatory, a Kenyan police official said Sunday. (AP Photo/Edwin Kana)

MUMBASA — Bad news for some 400 or so people aboard a Mauritius plane bound for Paris. According to reports,  said plane was diverted to nearby Mumbasa over the weekend after a passenger reportedly found a suspicious package in the bathroom — that led them to believe it was actually a bomb.

Officials say the Boeing air liner was carrying roughly 459 people, and, as of this writing, some 6 of those people are purportedly being questioned by Kenyan authorities over the makeshift device.   Officials say it was a “similar” device to a bomb with a timer and all, but, wasn’t actually a bomb.

 

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