An Air France flight headed from Mauritius to Paris made an emergency landing in Kenya early Sunday after a passenger reported a suspicious device in the bathroom, authorities said. The airline has since called the incident a "false alarm," BuzzFeed News reports. The object was "believed to be an explosive device," according to a tweet from the Kenya Airports Authority.
Several passengers were questioned, and bomb experts inspected the device, The Associated Press reports. All 459 passengers and 14 crew members were evacuated safely.
France has been in a state of emergency since 130 people died in Nov. 13 terrorist attacks said to have been carried out by the Islamic State.
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Editor's note, 10:34 a.m.: This story has been updated to reflect the airline's statement that the incident is a "false alarm."
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