SINGAPORE, The Singapore Police Force (SPF) today arrested a 41-year-old man for making a false bomb threat on board a Scoot flight bound for Hat Yai.

Flight TR634 had to turn back following the bomb threat and landed safely at Changi Airport, SPF posted on its Facebook.

Scoot is a low-cost long-haul airline owned by Singapore Airlines.

SPF said it had checked the plane and the baggage of the man and his two companions travelling with him.

Earlier, a local media organisation reported that a Scoot flight headed for Hat Yai, Thailand, returned to Changi Airport after authorities were alerted to a bomb threat that proved to be a false alarm.

Quoting sources, the report said Flight TR634, which left Changi Airport at 1.20 pm, was escorted back by two Republic of Singapore Air Force fighter jets, which is part of the protocol for such incidents.

According to the report, Scoot said the aircraft landed safely at 3.23 pm.

"We're working closely with the authorities for the necessary follow-up to ensure the safety of our guests," the airline was quoted as saying.

Source: NAM News Network