A Bangladeshi man who tried to hijack a Dubai-bound plane had carried a toy pistol and did not have any explosives on him said police. The man was shot dead by the commandoes flight made an emergency landing in southeastern Bangladesh.
"The pistol with the suspect was a toy pistol and he had no bomb attached to his body," Kusum Dewan, a senior police official in the southeastern city of Chittagong, told Reuters.
"He appeared to be mentally imbalanced. We heard he had a personal issue with his wife and demanded to speak to the prime minister. But we are still investigating. We don't want to come to any conclusion right now."
A passenger tried to enter the cockpit of a Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight on Sunday in an attempt to hijack the plan. He waved the gun and threatened to blow up the plane. Later, the Dubai-bound Biman Bangladesh Airlines Flight BG-147 made an emergency landing and he was shot dead by the Bangladeshi commandoes.
The plane was on its way to Dubai from Dhaka via Chattogram, landed at the Chattogram airport at around 5:40 pm.