Air France bomb scare ‘a false alarm’: airline

The CEO of Air France says a suspicious device that forced one of the airline’s planes to make an emergency landing in Kenya was harmless. The Kenyan Interior Ministry says several passengers are being questioned.

Air France chief executive Frederic Gagey said the device found by a passenger that caused Flight 463 to divert to the city of Mombasa while en route to Paris from Mauritius had been a “false alarm.”
“The object was not capable of causing an explosion,” he said.
The device was reportedly made up of cardboard, pieces of paper and a timer.
The Kenyan Interior Ministry said on Sunday that police have been interrogating at least four people in connection with the incident, in which the suspicious device was discovered in the plane’s lavatory.