A Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight to Dubai made an emergency landing in Chittagong after what authorities say was an attempted hijacking.
Bangladesh’s Home Minister said an incident on board the Boeing 737 was being treated as an attempted hijacking. The Home Minister said, “An armed man tried to overpower a pilot.” A Bangladesh air force official, Mofidur Rahman, said a suspect had been arrested. Rahman described the suspect as a terrorist. All 142 passengers were allowed to leave the plane after the emergency landing. No passengers were harmed.