• Bomb disposal teams have descended on Aeroflot plane at Geneva airport
  • They swooped after a man made a bomb threat at a terminal check in desk
  • One man has already been arrested while aircraft is still being examined

Julian Robinson for MailOnline

An Aeroflot jet has been evacuated moments before take off from Geneva airport after a bomb threat, it has emerged.

Bomb disposal experts have descended on the passenger plane which is still on the tarmac at the Swiss terminal.

It comes after a bomb threat was made at a ticket counter before the Russian airline jet was due to take off.

An Aeroflot jet has been evacuated moments before take off from Geneva airport after a bomb threat, it has emerged (file picture)

Geneva prosecutors say a man has already been arrested and an investigation is underway. 

An Aeroflot statement said it was flight 2381 to Moscow and passengers would be transferred to other aircraft for the journey. 

Geneva authorities said the arrested man was Russian and there were 115 people on board the plane.

The prosecutor’s office said a police bomb disposal team was checking the aircraft, which an airport spokesman said was still standing empty on the tarmac.

More follows. 

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