Malaysia A333 at Melbourne on May 31st 2017, possible hijack attempt averted by other passengers
Last Update: June 1, 2017 / 15:36:05 GMT/Zulu time
Local police reported they are responding to an incident at Melbourne Airport without going into further details.
The airline reported about 3 hours after landing: "MH128, which had departed Melbourne Airport at 11.11pm scheduled to arrive Kuala Lumpur at 5.28am on 1 June, made a turn back to Melbourne after the operating Captain was alerted by a cabin crew of a passenger attempting to enter the cockpit. Malaysia Airlines would like to stress that at no point was the aircraft 'hijacked'". The passenger was apprehended by security forces. The passengers have disembarked the aircraft in the meantime and have been taken to hotels.
On Jun 1st 2017 Australia's Police reported the 25 year old male, Sri Lankan Citizen, had been released from a psychiatric facility hours before boarding the flight. They are no longer handling this as a case of possible terrorism but as an issue of mental health.
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