Police searched Moscow’s Sheremetyevo, Vnukovo and Domodedovo airports after they received threatening phone calls. The police identified the caller and arrested the suspect.
Passengers on a Jet2 flight from Manchester to Prague were held for four hours after landing due to a bomb threat. A drawing of a bomb had been found in a toilet during the flight.
A TigerAir flight en route to Melbourne was redirected back to Sydney Airport due to an on-board threat. Reports indicate that the threat was in the form of a note. Runway 34L was temporarily closed after the aircraft landed. The aircraft was towed away to an isolated location to be searched.
Emergency procedures were implemented at Silvio Pettirossi when an anonymous phone call claimed that there was a bomb on board an Air Europa flight from Argentina to Madrid, which was due to stop in Asuncion. Once arriving at Silvio Pettirossi, police and the Paraguayan Special Forces (FOPE) checked the aircraft, luggage and passengers, and concluded…
Reports emerged that Libyan security authorities found a leaflet in a coffee shop containing plans by ISIS to carry out terrorist attacks. The plans included bombing al-Zintan airport, headquarters of security directorates, police stations and other security and intelligence services. Additionally, the leaflet included assassination intent for security and military officials.
Joshua Kimble, 38, was arrested for making bomb threats against Toronto Pearson Airport. Kimble made several calls to the airport claiming a bomb had been placed there. Kimble was charged with two counts of conveying false information and one count of breaching probation.
Over 20 bomb threats were sent via email to various businesses in Oklahoma City, including a business at Wiley Post Airport.
Reports emerged that an Aerolineas Argentinas flight to San Salvador de Jujuy was evacuated due to a bomb threat. The telephone bomb threat occurred before the flight had taken off, so all passengers were evacuated and the aircraft was search by airport police.
Zaragoza Airport had to be evacuated after the airport’s security service listened in on a phone conversation about a possible bomb being on site.
A 36-year-old male was arrested for allegedly making a telephone bomb threat to a business in Sydney International Airport. Police searched the building and ordered a search of a cargo carrier at Auckland Airport that was bound for Sydney Airport. The man was charged with using electronic communications to make a hoax threat.