Police are at the Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong amid reports of an attempted hijacking.
The area was sectioned off, airport activity ceased and new reports suggest the hijacker has been taken into custody and the situation is under now under control.
The Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight was en route to Dubai from Dhaka via Chittagong when a gunman stormed the cockpit, according to reports.
All 142 passengers have been evacuated safely.
‘Situation under control’
Yes. All are safe. Situation under control. Hijacker has been taken under custody.
— Sidhant Sibal (@sidhant) February 24, 2019
People heard gun fire
BREAKING: A Biman Bangladesh Airlines plane en route to Dubai from Dhaka has made an emergency landing in Chittagong following reports of a hijacking attempt. Suspected hijackers reportedly still aboard the plane. Some reports a crew member shot. Police now at airport
— amanda hodge (@hodgeamanda) February 24, 2019
Local Twitter suggests an arrest has been made
— Abu Sufian (@sufian_reporter) February 24, 2019