The aircraft landed safely and the passengers were evacuated immediately afterwards. The passengers have been brought to a reception centre at Gardermoen where they are being attended to.

The aircraft is now being searched by the police with the support of officers from the bomb disposal team.

– The police are in control of the incident and have arrested a 51 year-old man who is suspected of being behind the threat. The man is a UK national. We have started inquiries and will interview the suspect as soon as possible, says Olav Unnestad, Head of Joint Operational Services in Øst Police District.

More information will follow.