Spanish F-18 jet fighter, seen through plane window, escorts an Easyjet flight heading from London to the Spanish holiday island of Menorca, after a hoax bomb threat by an 18-year-old British passenger, July 3, 2022. Marcus Torr/via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES.

Because of a bomb threat, an Easyjet passenger plane coming from London was escorted by a fighter jet on its approach to the Spanish holiday island of Menorca. The incident happened shortly before 5 p.m. on Sunday, radio station Cadena Ser and other Spanish media reported on Monday, citing the responsible police unit Guardia Civil (Civil Guard).

The authorities confirmed this information on request. The bomb threat turned out to be false, it said.

According to reports, the Airbus A319 machine landed on Sunday under the strictest security measures, but without any problems at Mahón Airport in Menorca.

An 18-year-old Briton was arrested as a suspect, reported the newspaper “Diario de Mallorca” and other Balearic media, citing the authorities. He is said to have published the bomb threat on the Internet from the plane of the English airline.