Woman held for airport bomb scare

2013-03-03 14:45

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.

  • Annelise Van Der Schyff - 2013-03-03 15:11

    Are people still so vain????!!!!!

  • Gerald Beer - 2013-03-03 15:18

    Joking about a bomb in your bag at an airport isn't going to get you many laughs.

      Carmen Coetzee - 2013-03-04 00:21

      what could ahve made her do this? waisting tax payers we have to feed her for being stupid!

  • Jurie Grobler - 2013-03-03 15:19

    She made a sarcastic joke and didn't realise how serious the 'threat' was. Do not joke about things like this! The security guards and police have no sense of humour at all!

      Chris - 2013-03-03 17:51

      What would the reaction be in JFK, Khartoum , or Gatwick, exactly the same ....into the slammer with probably an ASBO and ban from flying ..........

  • Thapelo Nubianprince Moloto - 2013-03-03 15:41

    i wna try this

      squeegee.pilot - 2013-03-03 20:36

      Please do... bye, bye!

  • Frikie Mossel - 2013-03-03 15:44

    Stop breeding ! Thats the major problem

      Angela Fields - 2013-03-03 18:09

      Frikie, your name says it all. What's breeding got to do with this topic?

      Ray Molekoa - 2013-03-03 18:36

      Frikkie , you are right , but too late , your mother should have started with you and the world was not going to be as polluted with pshycos like you !

      Ray Molekoa - 2013-03-03 18:37

      Frikkie , you are right , but too late , your mother should have started with you and the world was not going to be as polluted with pshycos like you !

  • Wike Mood - 2013-03-03 15:47

    i think this is blown out of proportion.

  • Lindy Jeffery - 2013-03-03 15:48

    Well, what does she expect?? In this day and age one cannot be joking about having a bomb!!!!

  • Mzee The-Ruthless Capitalist - 2013-03-03 15:59

    She was puting tax payers money in use.

  • Graeme DonnieDarko Barbour - 2013-03-03 16:02

    No matter where you go in the world, if you are stupid enough to make such a comment then you will get the same, if not worse treatment from the authorities. Many other people have been stupid enough to do it and everyone knows it is taken seriously.

  • Mzee The-Ruthless Capitalist - 2013-03-03 16:02

    5mins of Fame

      squeegee.pilot - 2013-03-03 20:37

      = 6 months in jail...

  • Sphiwe Johannes Sibanyoni - 2013-03-03 16:03

    People believes too much on movies

  • Nizole Middle-Finger Khala - 2013-03-03 16:22

    Wasn't she carrying drugs as well?

  • David Mbongo - 2013-03-03 16:28

    I'm sure she's s.african,if she pitch blac or weary a long blc dres only eyes seen she woldnt b arrested.

  • Sue-rita Fortuin - 2013-03-03 16:47

    scarcasm only gets you into trouble.. She must have been bored.

  • rob.martin.94402343 - 2013-03-03 16:54

    What has it to with color........ she made a stupid bomb threat.

  • rob.tubbs.39 - 2013-03-03 18:26


  • Shireen Abbas Davids - 2013-03-03 18:34

    Ai ! When will some woman learn when to shut their MouThs !

  • tony.kirby1 - 2013-03-03 18:50

    Stupid silly woman.

  • flynn.govender - 2013-03-04 08:48

    Why would the woman even joke about a bomb in her bag? Surely she would have known that she will be in trouble. Was she high on drugs/alcohol?

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