Man detained in China for spreading rumours

Chinese police have detained a man in southern Guangdong province for allegedly spreading rumours that a man has placed bombs on board a train to falsely implicate him.

Beijing: Chinese police have detained a man in southern Guangdong province for allegedly spreading rumours that a man has placed bombs on board a train to falsely implicate him.

Police in Guangzhou, the provincial capital, received an anonymous tip claiming that a 18-year-old tattooed man got on the K1206 train to Shenzhen with 10 kg of bombs, police officials said.

Upon receiving the information, stewards on the train searched and found two men who fitted the description but failed to find any explosive devices in their luggage.

Police searched all passengers upon arrival around two hours later but found nothing suspicious.

Later on that day, police arrested the suspect surnamed Fan Zhaoqing city in Guangdong who reportedly made the call.

Fan admitted to have made a hoax call, claiming it was an act of revenge against a man named Gao who he suspected of stealing money and a cell phone from him and went on board a train to Shenzhen.

PTI

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