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Two detained in China for hoax bomb threats

Last Updated: Monday, July 22, 2013 - 13:34

Beijing: Two Chinese men were detained in separate incidents for making bomb threats to blow up an airport and a video game centre, Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau has said.

A 39-year-old man called up police and threatened to blow up an airport at 9:50 pm Saturday.

He was detained while explosives were found at his home.

The suspect, a Beijing local surnamed Wang holding a grudge over a land dispute, confessed to have made the hoax call after drinking, according to "Peaceful Beijing", the official microblog of the city police on Twitter-like Sina Weibo.

Another man dialled police emergency on same day saying that he was on his way to explode a video game entertainment venue at Guangqumen, Chaoyang District in the city.

He was detained subsequently but no explosives were found with him.

The 31-year-old suspect, surnamed Liu from east China`s Jiangsu Province, was upset after spending too much money at the venue and made the threat to vent out his anger, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

First Published: Monday, July 22, 2013 - 13:34

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