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Passenger Jet Diverted to Germany Over Terrorism Statements

Passenger Jet Diverted to Germany Over Terrorism Statements | 10 June 2017 | A passenger jet from Slovenia's capital to England was diverted to Germany on Saturday after men on board were heard talking about terrorism, and authorities conducted the controlled detonation of a backpack as a precaution, police said. Three men were detained after the easyJet flight from Ljubljana to London Stansted Airport made an unscheduled stop in Cologne, a spokesman for the German Nordrhein-Westfalen police said. The spokesman said the flight was diverted to Cologne-Bonn airport around 6:30 p.m. local time (12:30 p.m. ET) after passengers told staff that three men on board were talking about terrorism.