Threatening to blow up the ship in Melbourne the man was mentally ill
MOSCOW, 1 Jul — RIA Novosti. A man who threatened the pilots of the Malaysia Airlines plane and detained Wednesday at the airport Australian Melbourne, has a mental disorder, reports channel 9News with reference to the lawyer of the detainee and Australian police.
Aircraft on Wednesday flew from Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur, but because of the incident returned to the departure airport. As it became known, one of the passengers tried to get into the cockpit and stated that he had a bomb. He tried to give the bomb a charger for the battery. The Minister of transport of Malaysia said that the detainee is a citizen of Sri Lanka.
According to the channel, the detainee 25-the summer Manth Marx was in Australia on a student visa. According to the lawyer of Marx, his client suffered mental illness and he feared for his safety during his detention.
As the representative of Victoria police Graham Ashton, Marx was discharged from a psychiatric clinic on Wednesday and after a time purchased a plane ticket.
According to the Agency Bernama, the flight of the airline Malaysia Airlines, which on Wednesday had to return to Melbourne airport, fly to Kuala Lumpur on Thursday evening.