Passenger jet from Warsaw diverted after bomb threat

The jet was flying to an Egyptian resort from Warsaw when it made an emergency landing in Bulgaria.

FILE: About 161 passengers have been evacuated from the passenger jet. Picture: Facebook.

JOHANNEBSURG - A passenger jet flying to the Egyptian resort of Hurghada from Warsaw has made an emergency landing in Bulgaria after a bomb threat.

About 161 passengers have been evacuated.

A Bulgarian news channel is reporting that a 64-year-old passenger reported the bomb and is being questioned by police.

This week, Russia confirmed that its passenger plane flying from Egypt's Sharm el-Sheikh resort was destroyed by a bomb placed on board, while it was flying over the Sinai Peninsula.