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Norwegian Air passenger makes bomb threat on chairs

Norwegian Air told Fox News that the incident is part of an ongoing investigation.

(Reuters)

Hundreds of passengers on a Norwegian Air flight were forced to deplane after boarding at a Florida airport on Sunday night, because an angry passenger made a comment about a bomb.

The Orlando Police Department says officers responded to a gate at Orlando International Airport, such as the London-bound plane was ready to close its doors.

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The police said the unidentified passenger allegedly made the comment, because he was unhappy with his seating assignment. The comment was overheard by other passengers, who presumably alerted the authorities.

Police interrogated the man and turned the investigation over to the FBI.

Nothing suspicious was found, and the plane eventually took off.

A police spokesman said on Monday that he did not know that if the man who made the comment was allowed to re-board.

Norwegian Air told Fox News that the incident is part of an ongoing investigation and confirmed that three passengers were removed by the police and not allowed to board the plane later.

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“There was an altercation during the boarding process of the Norwegian flight DI7058 from Orlando to London on the night of Sunday to Monday. The ground handling staff protocol followed and knowledge of the airport police and the CBP (US Customs & Border Protection), which has three passengers of the flight. We are working with the authorities during their ongoing investigation. The flight departed at 8.35 pm and Sunday night, a few hours delayed,” Norwegian Airlines told Fox News.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Alexandra Deabler is a Lifestyle writer and editor for Fox News.

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