According to CNN Greece, a US intelligence agency sent an alert to Athens International Airport on Thursday warning a male Turkish National suspected of terrorism could be on one of two Emirates flights departing from the airport.
LIVE VIDEO OF EK209 RETURNING TO ATHENS CARRYING A POSSIBLE TERRORISM SUSPECT
One flight, EK209, bound for Newark, was flying over Italy when it was ordered to return to Athens to undergo security checks. It’s reported the plane was given a return flight path flying exclusively over water and was escorted by two Hellenic Air Force F-16 fighter jets.
Another Emirates flight bound for Dubai was grounded at Athens, and both the plane and its passengers were subjected to thorough security checks. Nothing suspicious was found.