An Indian-American man on board the Qatar Airways flight to Washington via Doha was offloaded at the Benazir International Airport in Islamabad around 3 a.m. on Friday after he claimed that there was a bomb on the aircraft, which later turned out to be a hoax.
A 24-year old youth whose hoax tweet about a bomb in a Jet Airways plane on an international flight triggered a scare and led to its emergency landing in Muscat surrendered on Friday before Jaipur police.
A phone call on Sunday morning about a bomb allegedly planted at Kashmere Gate metro station here sent security agencies into a tizzy, who later discovered it was a hoax call made by a six-year-old boy.
A US court Tuesday fined a Venezuelan traveller $89,000 for joking that he was carrying explosives in his luggage, for which the authorities declared a security alert at two terminals at Miami international airport in October.
Schools in Keezhakarai Municipal Town here were on Monday closed following an anonymous letter threatening that bombs had been planted in five institutions which was later proved to be hoax, police said.
With just hours to go before counting of votes for the Lok Sabha polls, police were kept on tenterhooks after yet another call to the control room claimed that bombs would go off at five areas in the city, including three counting centres on Friday.
Ahead of Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi`s scheduled address at a youth rally here on Thursday, a bomb threat call sent police into a tizzy but it proved to be hoax.