Bangladesh police say suspected plane hijacker had carried a toy pistol


Bangladesh police say suspected plane hijacker had carried a toy pistol
“The pistol with the suspect was a toy pistol and he had no bomb attached to his body,” Kusum Dewan, extra commissioner of police within the southeastern metropolis of Chittagong, advised Reuters (File photograph)

A Bangladeshi man who was shot useless after he tried to hijack a plane had carried a toy pistol and didn’t have any explosives on him, police stated on Monday.

“The pistol with the suspect was a toy pistol and he had no bomb attached to his body,” Kusum Dewan, extra commissioner of police within the southeastern metropolis of Chittagong, advised Reuters.

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“He appeared to be mentally imbalanced. We heard he had a personal issue with his wife and demanded to speak to the prime minister. But we are still investigating. We don’t want to come to any conclusion right now.”

Bangladeshi commandos shot the passenger who had tried to enter the cockpit of a Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight on Sunday after waving a gun and threatening to explode the plane.

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