Ryanair passenger shouts bomb threat because he wasn't served beer

Panic on flight from Tenerife to Santiago de Compostela

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A man sparked a major alert on a Ryanair flight from the Canary Islands after claiming there was a bomb on board when staff refused to serve him alcohol.

The passenger was on the low-cost flight from Tenerife to Santiago de Compostela on Thursday evening when he shouted that he would detonate a bomb on board.

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El Correo Gallego reports that after cabin crew refused to give him a beer, the man rose from his seat and ran down the aisle shouting "there's a bomb! It's going to explode!"

A number of passengers confirmed that he said: "I'm going to detonate a bomb because they won't serve me beer."

Spanish airport operator Aena told The Local: "Yesterday Ryanair Flight 1123 from Tenerife Sur to Santiago requested the activation of the local alert in Santiago airport because of an incident on board.

"The alert was activated and when the flight landed at 21.23 it was met by National Police and Guardia Civil. The alert was deactivated at 21.50."

As the plane came to land at Santiago de Compostela it was directed to a secluded part of the airport.

The man was arrested and his luggage was searched.

A Ryanair spokesperson told The Sun: "The crew of this flight from Tenerife to Santiago requested police assistance upon landing at Santiago, after a passenger became disruptive in-flight, who was removed and detained by police.

"We will not tolerate unruly or disruptive behaviour at any time and the safety and comfort of our customers, crew and aircraft is our number one priority."

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