A plane heading to Paris, France made an emergency landing in Kenya this morning following a bomb scare.
Air France's Flight AF 463 was heading to Paris from Mauritius but it was forced to land inKenya after a suspect package was found in the toilets.
The package in question looked like "a stopwatch mounted on a box," an unnamed police official told the Associated Press.
The official told AP that six passengers are being questioned over a suspected bomb.
While there is no official statement over whether the suspect package is actually a bomb or not — French media are reporting that the package is not a bomb:
At 12:37 this morning, the Air France flight landed at Moi International Airport in Mombasa — far away from it's original direct destination of Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris.
Police spokesman Charles Owino confirmed that the Boeing 777 plane, which was carrying 459 passengers and 14 crew members, landed and the item was safely removed from the plane.
“It requested an emergency landing after a device suspected to be a bomb was discovered in the lavatory, an emergency was prepared and it landed safely and all passengers evacuated,” said Owino in his full statement.
“Bomb experts from the Navy and the CID were called in and took the device which they are dismantling to establish if it had any explosives.”
Local news station NTV Kenya posted some pictures of passengers being evacuated safely at the tim