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German and Russian passengers force 2 planes to land in Poland

2 planes make emergency landings in Poland because of unruly passengers

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Two passenger jets made unrelated emergency landings in Poland on Monday to remove rowdy passengers, one of whom claimed to be a terrorist.

Polish border guards took a Russian citizen off an Ukraine-bound flight after he claimed to be a terrorist and checked his luggage at Pyrzowice airport, near the southern city of Katowice. They found no evidence that he was a terrorist, but he appeared to be inebriated, said Maj. Cezary Zaborski, spokesman for local border guards.

The plane, an Airbus 320 operated by Lufthansa that took off from Frankfurt with more than 110 passengers, continued on to Kyiv.

A few hours later, an LTU-operated Airbus A330 on its way from Bangkok, Thailand, to Duesseldorf, Germany, landed at Warsaw's Okecie airport and a German man was removed because he had become unruly after drinking too much alcohol.

The man's wife decided to continue on to Germany with their child, said Wojciech Zachariasz, a spokesman for Warsaw border guards there.

Polish prosecutors will decide whether to detain the men. They could face up to three years in prison or fines for provoking emergency landings.