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Man Charged Over Virgin 'Bomb Threat' Prank Allegedly Calmly ‘Read A Book'

Police say the sick bag note was a hoax

Man Charged Over Virgin 'Bomb Threat' Prank Allegedly Calmly ‘Read A Book'

Image: Seven News

A man charged over a threatening note that caused a Virgin plane to be evacuated at Albury Airport sat quietly and read a thick novel during the flight from Sydney, witnesses say.

NSW Police say emergency services were called after a note written on a sick bag was discovered in the plane's toilet by another passenger as it approached Albury.

"It was just someone being very silly," a spokeswoman told AAP.

"It wasn't a bomb threat at all. It was not terror-related. It was just something we were concerned about and we wanted to make sure it was OK."

Following his arrest, the 30-year-old man was taken to Albury Police Station.

He was charged with sending a document threatening death or grievous bodily harm and giving false information person/property in danger.

The man was granted conditional bail to appear in Albury Local Court on 4 July 2017.

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