India airport bomb hoax traced to six-year-old

Published: September 12, 2018
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Patna airport receives hoax bomb threat from child. PHOTO: REUTERS

Patna airport receives hoax bomb threat from child. PHOTO: REUTERS

A September 7 Patna airport bomb hoax has been traced to a six-year-old, Times of India reported on Wednesday.

Security personnel scanned the premises to find no bomb after the boy called the airport’s landline number. Police said the child had spotted an airborne aircraft after watching a crime show. He then asked his mother where it would land. “Patna”, the mother casually remarked.

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The boy then searched for Patna airport contact details on Google and executed the hoax. Police said the boy had been let off after his parents signed a bond.

The force has also been trying to crack a similar September 9 incident wherein a caller alerted a Go Air call centre on a bomb having been placed at Patna airport.

This article originally appeared in Times of India.

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