Prague, Dec 31: An airplane flying from Spain to Warsaw was forced to make an emergency landing in Prague on Friday due to a bomb threat, media reported. Czech Television reported a man had been detained who had threatened to detonate a bomb.

9news quoted Richard Klima, spokesman for Prague’s air traffic controller saying.”An Enter Air plane flying from Las Palmas, Spain to Warsaw landed in Prague because of the threat of an illegal act.” He further added that the aircraft landed due to request made by the pilot.

The DNES broadsheet said on its website the plane was carrying about 160 passengers, mostly from Poland. It also said that the detained man was also Polish.

The Czech Interior Minister Milan Chovanec said all passengers were evacuated and would probably stay the night in Prague as the aircraft had to be thoroughly inspected.