According Sandra Meškauskaitė, public relations department head at Vilnius Airport, emergency services received a call at 5:40 AM, informing there was a bomb in one of the aircrafts at the airport.
Seven flights were scheduled to take off from Vilnius before 7 AM, carrying about 700 passengers. Airlines decided to disembark the passengers and carry out extra security checks. No explosives were found.
Russian news portal lenta.ru reports that bomb threats concerned a plane flying from Vilnius to Moscow. Thorough checks were carried out in an Aeroflot aircraft from Vilnius, which landed in Moscow Sheremetyev Airport at 8:33 AM, and a Utair plane which landed in Vnukov Airport at 8:13 AM, local time. No explosives were found, according to lenta.ru.
The police in Vilnius say they have identified the person who made the bomb call. 42-year-old man, intoxicated with alcohol, has been detained. The police opened a preliminary investigation.