A Malaysia Airlines flight from Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur was turned back last night after a “disruptive” and “threatening” passenger attempted to enter the plane’s cockpit holding an unidentified black device, after threatening fellow passengers he would “blow the plane up”.
— saroki (@saroki19) May 31, 2017
Following the incident on MH128, the disruptive passenger has been apprehended by airport security. Malaysia Airlines together with the Australian authorities will be investigating the incident.
The statement stresses that the airplane was not hijacked at any point in the altercation.