UP: Man makes threat calls to blow-up US airport, nabbed
An 18-year-old man was apprehended by the Uttar Pradesh ATS for allegedly making several calls to the Miami airport in the US and threatening to blow it up, an official said today. Legal action has been initiated against him, IG ATS Asim Arun said. The man will be charge-sheeted in court under Section 41A of the CrPC that does not require arrest, he said.
The accused had purchased Bitcoins worth $1,000 but someone duped him, following which he lodged a complaint with the FBI but did not get the desired response, Arun said. Probably to take revenge, the accused made several calls to the Miami airport and threatened to attack it. "I'll come with AK-47, grenade, suicide belt and kill everyone," the man said in his calls.
The FBI talked to the man, whose identity was not disclosed, but he continued making threat calls using Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) from October 2 till October 31. He was traced on the basis of IP address and during interrogation, he confessed, Arun said.