Police question passenger after Sydney bomb scare

AP News
Posted: Aug 03, 2011 11:00 PM
Police question passenger after Sydney bomb scare

Police say a bomb scare has prevented a domestic flight from leaving Sydney.

Virgin Australia say the flight was taxiing for take off to the city of Adelaide on Thursday morning when airline spokeswoman Melissa Thomson says an "incident" occurred.

Australian Federal Police say officers boarded the plane on the runway and took a 32-year-old woman passenger into custody. No charges had been filed hours later.

Police won't detail what the woman is suspected of doing. But they say the jet was cleared of any danger after a bomb expert and sniffer dogs examined all baggage and cargo.

Thomson says the 41 passengers will travel to Adelaide on other flights Thursday.