Bomb threat results in major police operation in Aalborg

Police in northern city Aalborg responded on Thursday to a bomb threat against the city’s technical college.

Bomb threat results in major police operation in Aalborg
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The Techcollege institute, which includes the Aalborg Tekniske Gymnasium college, were targeted by the threat, North Jutland Police confirmed in a statement.

“Due to the circumstances under which this threat was received, we have decided in consultation with college leadership to close the school’s various departments until further notice,” superintendent Ole Kristensen said on Thursday morning.

The threat resulted in police bomb teams being despatched to a number of the college’s sites around the city and in neighbouring Nørresundby.

Police advised all students, parents and others affected by the bomb threat to remain calm.

“We always take bomb threats very seriously. We take no chances. That’s why we’re at many addresses right now,” Kristensen said in the press statement.

“But we encourage everyone to remain calm and relaxed and follow our instructions,” he added.

The threat to the college was received by email on Thursday morning.

“The school has a lot of different addresses, so this has been up-scaled more than would usually be the case,” Kristensen said at a press conference on Thursday afternoon.

By 2:30pm on Thursday, police had re-opened entrances to the college’s main library, while traffic access to the Nyhavnsgade street was also de-restricted, after police bomb disposal teams and dogs had combed those areas.

The first areas to re-open were prioritised due to their importance for the surrounding city, Kristensen said.

He was not able to specify when the college would fully re-open.

While bomb teams inspect the affected buildings and areas, police are also working to find the person responsible for the threat.

“We are attempting via the internet and all other channels to find the person or persons who sent the email,” Kristensen said.

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Danish fighter planes escort Ryanair flight to Oslo after bomb threat

A British national has been arrested following a bomb threat against a Ryanair flight from London to Oslo.

Danish fighter planes escort Ryanair flight to Oslo after bomb threat
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Airport operator Avinor confirmed the presence of emergency response teams at Oslo Airport after a Ryanair flight received a bomb threat.

The flight, which was en route from London to Oslo, landed safely in the Norwegian capital.

“All passengers have left the aircraft and are on their way to the terminal by bus,” Avinor press contact Cathrine Framholt told Norwegian broadcaster NRK.

Following the threat, the Ryanair flight was escorted by Danish fighter aircraft to Oslo, where it was able to land.

A British national was arrested after the aircraft landed, Norwegian police have said. A bomb unit was investigating the aircraft, NRK reported at 3pm on Friday.

“Police have the situation under control and have arrested a 51-year-old man suspected of being behind the bomb threat,” police said in a statement, adding that the suspect was British.

Police said the passengers had been evacuated off the plane, which was being examined by the bomb squad.


Denmark’s military confirmed via Twitter that two F-16 aircraft were used to escort the passenger flight.

“Danish F-16s have broken the sound barrier over Jutland with a subsequent loud bang. The planes are providing support in connection with an emergency. No further comment at this time,” the Danish armed forces tweeted just after 12:30pm.

The incident is the second threat against a Ryanair flight this week. A service from Dublin to Krakow was diverted to London Stansted Airport after a note was found in the aircraft toilet claiming a bomb was on board, media including the BBC reported.

No suspicious objects were found and two men were arrested following that incident.