STOCKHOLM, March 8 (Xinhuanet) -- Swedish police have arrested a suspect in a robbery of a Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) passenger plane in southwestern Sweden, a spokesman said Wednesday.
The man, in his 40s, was arrested late Tuesday just north of Goteborg, Sweden's second largest city, hours after masked gunmen made off with valuable goods being unloaded from the SAS plane, which had just landed from London, police spokesman Mats Glansbergsaid.
Parts of the Landvetter airport outside Goteborg were evacuated after the thieves robbed the plane and left a suspicious package that police said looked like a bomb.
Hans Lippens, heading the investigation, told Swedish radio the robbers used their vehicle to crash through a gate at the airport and got onto the tarmac.
It was not immediately known how much money the robbers stole, but police said it was "a big sum." No one was injured.
Police said Wednesday they had removed the package from the airport, but did not say whether it contained explosives. Enditem