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Malaysia Airports suspends security officer after passenger boards aircraft with knife.

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A security officer has been suspended by Malaysia's airport authority after a passenger was able to take a knife onboard a GMG Airlines flight from Kuala Lumpur to Dhaka, Bangladesh.

The flight made an emergency landing in Bangkok, Thailand, after the passenger, a Bangladeshi citizen, took out a fruit knife during the flight, to cut an apple.

Malaysia Airports senior official Kamaruddin Mohamed Ismail confirmed authorities are investigating how the passenger was able to take the knife onboard the aircraft. The security officer on duty has been suspended, pending further investigation, according to PR-inside.com.

Thai police reportedly removed the passenger at Bangkok's Don Muang airport after he held a 4" knife and threatened to hurt other passengers. The man was due to be sent to Bangladesh on another GMG Airlines flight, with airline security personnel.

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