Last night a Maldivian aero flight received a hijack threat as the aircraft was being prepared for departure.
The flight was scheduled to depart at 21:00 to Velana International Airport however, the departure was halted and all passengers were deboarded after receiving hijack threats.
Relevant authorities were informed and a security check was taken place before the aircraft was cleared to depart.
The Dash8 eventually departed 23:30 later in the night.
According to reports, the hijack threats were given by a person who was at the airport to send cargo on the same flight and he was later apprehended by Fuvahmulah Police.