BEIJING — Chinese police say they have detained a man suspected of phoning an airport with a false bomb threat that grounded a domestic flight.
The Hubei provincial public security department says Xiong Yi was caught at a hotel in the southern city of Dongguan.
It said in a statement late Saturday that Xiong confessed that he made a phone call to an airport in nearby Shenzhen on Thursday claiming that explosives had been placed on a plane that was bound for Shenzhen.
The call forced the plane to make an emergency landing in the provincial capital of Wuhan. Police inspected the aircraft and found no explosives.39.90421 116.4074