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Woman Allegedly Calls Bomb Threat into Geneva Airport to Stop Husband

Impacting Travel | Donald Wood | July 27, 2016

Woman Allegedly Calls Bomb Threat into Geneva Airport to Stop Husband

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On Wednesday, a woman was arrested for making a fake bomb threat to the Geneva Airport in Switzerland in order to stop her husband from boarding his flight.

According to Reuters, the fake bomb threat caused security at the Geneva Airport to be tightened for several hours while police tracked down the call and raided the address connected to the phone number.

When police entered the woman’s home, she admitted to calling in the bomb threat in order to prevent her husband from leaving. The suspect reportedly called the Swiss customs desk at Geneva airport and claimed a person carrying a bomb would be in the French sector of the facility.

As a result of the threat, traffic in and around the airport was restricted and security measures were increased, causing longer wait times for passengers arriving at the facility. After the woman admitted the threat was a hoax and police checked the identity papers of people at the airport, the increased security measures were lifted.

The International Business Times shared an image of the increased security at Geneva Airport:


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