A retired police officer who was suspected of having placed a fake bomb in the toilets of an aircraft of Air France, has been liberated yesterday afternoon, December 21.
The explanations provided by the ex-police officer who was also a passenger onboard the Air France flight were deemed “credible”, and he was ultimately released from police custody. He was initially suspected of having been involved in the incident because the flight personnel said he had gone to the toilet several times.
He was kept in detention at the landing of the Boeing 777 at Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle after its forced stop in Kenya. Following the investigation, the authorities deduced that keeping him in custody was not justified.
It is to be noted that the ex-cop was the one to have alerted the personnel of the aircraft of the presence of the ‘bomb’ behind a mirror in the toilets of the aircraft. The flight which was bound to Paris from Mauritius thus had to make an emergency landing in Mombasa, Kenya.