A passenger on board Biman Bangladesh flight BG147 from Dhaka to Chittagong to Dubai attempted to hijack the plane, informing crew that he had a gun and some reports also suggest a bomb.
Bangladesh: Tense situation as police surround a plane at Chattogram airport after it was reported to be hijacked. The Dubai bound Biman plane is identified as flight BG147. pic.twitter.com/BtessHtKyZ
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When the Boeing 737-800 touched down in it was cordoned off and surrounded by officers, who attempted to communicate with the suspect.
According to Bangladeshi officials the alleged hijacker asked to speak to his wife and to the country’s prime minister who was visiting Chittagong. Officials say they found a gun on the 25 year old, although did not immediately confirm that the gun was real.
After the man was shot he was taken off the scene, and reported died shortly thereafter.