Woman held for airport bomb scare

2013-03-03 14:45
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Johannesburg - A woman has been arrested for making a bomb threat at the East London Airport, Eastern Cape police said on Sunday.

"It is alleged that the suspect made a threat about an explosive device in her bag when airport security requested that she declare any dangerous weapons or items in her possession," said Captain Stephen Marais.

The 27-year-old woman made the threat while waiting to board a flight out of East London on Friday.

Police sniffer dogs and the explosives unit inspected her luggage, but found nothing dangerous.

"Police wish to warn the public to refrain from making bomb threats, as this constitutes a very serious offence and is punishable by a fine or prison sentence or both," said Marais.

He said the woman would appear in the East London Magistrate's Court on Monday on charges relating to the Explosives Act.

- SAPA
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