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Man sending threatening message to flight seized

Xinhua)  08:06, September 03, 2012

Suspect Xiong Yi (C) is sent from an airplane under escort in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, on Sept. 2, 2012. (Xinhua/Cheng Min)

Chinese police have seized a suspect who allegedly sent a threatening message which caused a domestic flight to divert on Thursday, sources with the police said Saturday.

The 29-year-old man, Xiong Yi, was caught Saturday afternoon in a hotel in Dongguan city in southern province of Guangdong, according to the police of central China's Hubei Province, where Xiong resides. Xiong confessed that he made an anonymous phone call to an airport in Shenzhen, Guangdong at 10:43 p.m. Thursday, claiming that explosives had been planted on Shenzhen Airlines Flight ZH9706, which was in mid-air for Shenzhen from Xiangyang, Hubei.

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