Teen released after airline bomb hoax

20th January 2004, Comments 0 comments

20 January 2004 , CORK - A 19-year old German man, who had been arrested in connection with a bomb hoax on a transatlantic passenger jet, was released without charge from police custody in Ireland, police said Tuesday. The Delta Airlines flight, with 147 people on board, was en route from Frankfurt, Germany to the US city of Atlanta on Sunday, when a handwritten note was found in the plane's toilet indicating that there was a bomb on board. The aircraft made an emergency landing at Shannon airport in weste

20 January 2004

CORK - A 19-year old German man, who had been arrested in connection with a bomb hoax on a transatlantic passenger jet, was released without charge from police custody in Ireland, police said Tuesday.

The Delta Airlines flight, with 147 people on board, was en route from Frankfurt, Germany to the US city of Atlanta on Sunday, when a handwritten note was found in the plane's toilet indicating that there was a bomb on board.

The aircraft made an emergency landing at Shannon airport in western Ireland.

The Boeing 767 aircraft was checked by police and military bomb experts in Ireland but nothing suspicious was found.

The passengers remained in Ireland overnight and were questioned by the authorities.

It is believed that samples of their handwriting and fingerprints were taken.

A 19-year-old German man was arrested on Monday and detained by Irish police. He was released late Monday without charge.

A spokesperson for the Irish police said a file would be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions, who would decide whether there was enough evidence to press charges.

Police would not confirm whether the man had been allowed to leave the country.

"We can't give details of people's movements once they are no longer in garda (police) custody," said the spokesperson.

The plane continued its journey to Atlanta on Monday afternoon.

DPA
Subject: German news

 

 

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