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After Bomb Threat, Malaysia Airline Passengers Tackle Man — And Then Sit On Tarmac

When the jet returned to the airport, the suspect was already tied up. Police took him away — but they left the device he had held on the plane, along with the passengers, for 90 minutes.

Passengers are being praised for subduing a man who threatened to blow up their Malaysia Airline jet shortly after takeoff Wednesday in Melbourne, Australia. The plane safely returned to the airport, and by the time police arrived, the man was tied up.

But passengers are also complaining that they were forced to sit on the plane for 90 minutes after landing, along with what what was, for an agonizing stretch of time, suspected to be an explosive. It was later determined to be either a type of speaker or phone charger.

Witnesses say Manodh Marks, 25, sparked alarm on the overnight flight when

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