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Man charged after false bomb alerts at Polish airports

PR dla Zagranicy
Nick Hodge 07.04.2016 12:26
A 29-year-old man has been charged in connection with false bomb alerts at two Warsaw airports on Tuesday.
Warsaw Chopin Airport. Photo: wikimedia commons/Adrian GrycukWarsaw Chopin Airport. Photo: wikimedia commons/Adrian Grycuk

Police have stated that suspect Emil Ś. (surname witheld under Polish privacy laws) was under the influence of alcohol when he was detained in the town of Starachowice on Tuesday evening.

He apparently confessed to the crime, meaning that a prospective prison sentence could be two years, as opposed to eight as previously suggested.

An anonymous caller informed the police late on Tuesday afternoon that there were bombs at Warsaw Chopin Airport and Warsaw Modlin Airport.

Both sites were evacuated, with about 300 people transported out of Warsaw Chopin Airport and around 400 from Modlin.

Meanwhile, Warsaw Chopin Airport is preparing a civil action against the suspect in a bid to obtain damages. Besides the costs of evacuation, 13 airplanes were delayed.

It is understood that Warsaw Modlin Airport is considering a similar lawsuit. (nh/pk)

Source: RMF FM

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