NAIROBI, 20th December, 2015 (WAM) — An Air France flight from Mauritius diverted and safely made an emergency landing at Kenya’s port city of Mombasa after a suspicious package was found on board, Kenyan police said on Sunday.

The flight had 459 passengers and 14 crew members on board and was due to arrive at Paris Charles de Gaulle at 05:50hrs (04:50 GMT).

“It requested an emergency landing after a device suspected to be a bomb was discovered in the lavatory, an emergency was prepared and it landed safely and all passengers evacuated,” police spokesman, Charles Owino, said.

“Bomb experts from the Navy and the CID were called in and took the device which they are dismantling to establish if it had any explosives,” he said, adding that the plane was still at Mombasa airport early this morning.

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