updated 3/24/2008 1:22:01 PM ET 2008-03-24T17:22:01

A Lufthansa plane bound for Ukraine made an emergency landing in Poland Monday after a rowdy passenger aboard claimed he was a terrorist.

Polish border guards took the Russian citizen off the plane and checked his luggage at Pyrzowice airport, near the southern city of Katowice, but found no evidence that he was a terrorist, said Maj. Cezary Zaborski, spokesman for local border guards.

The plane, an Airbus 320 that took off from Frankfurt with more than 110 passengers, continued on to Kiev, Ukraine.

Polish prosecutors will decide whether to detain the man, whom Zaborski said appeared to be inebriated.

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