Wife's bomb hoax caused security scare at Geneva airport

The woman admitted to having made the call and explained that she wanted thereby to prevent her husband from leaving


Reuters July 27, 2016
A file photo of Geneva airport. PHOTO: AFP

GENEVA: A woman who wanted to stop her husband boarding a plane at Geneva has admitted making a false bomb threat, prosecutors said on Wednesday, after hours of tightened security that caused traffic chaos around the airport on the French-Swiss border.

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"Yesterday in the evening, a woman called Swiss customs at Geneva airport. She said that today a person carrying a bomb would be in the French sector of the airport," the Geneva prosecutor's office said in a statement.

Police raided an address after tracing the call. "They found a woman who admitted to having made the call and explained that she wanted thereby to prevent her husband from leaving," the statement said.

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