Beijing: A 26-year-old man was arrested on Thursday in China in connection with a series of hoax bomb threats that affected flight schedules in the country. The man surnamed Wang was arrested from a rented room in Changping township in Dongguan city.
Wang, who is currently unemployed without permanent residence comes from north China`s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, admitted to having made six phone calls claiming there were bombs on the planes, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
Wang said he made the threats in order to take revenge from the society, according to the police. Police said Wang will face criminal charges.
According to China`s criminal law and civil aviation law, those who intentionally disturb flight operations by fabricating terrorist threats may receive punishments ranging from detention to a jail term of less than five years, or more than five years for those whose actions result in severe consequences.