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Asylum seeker forces plane to land in Munich

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Asylum seeker forces plane to land in Munich
The flight (not pictured) returned to Munich airport. Photo: DPA
15:50 CEST+02:00
A failed asylum seeker threatened an air stewardess with a razor blade, forcing a flight to return to Munich airport on Tuesday morning.

The man, a 28-year-old originally from Kosovo, was expelled from Germany and was supposed to be flown to Hungary.

He boarded the Lufthansa plane carrying 82 people from Munich to Budapest without a police escort.

But shortly after the plane took off he threatened the stewardess and the pilot decided to turn around and head back.

Police described the situation as “threatening”.

The plane was evacuated and one crew member sustained cuts on their hand.

Airport police said the man offered no resistance when he was arrested. 

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