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19 AUGUST 2020: MANGALURU, INDIA

Vasanth Krishna Sherigar, 33, made a false bomb threat to Mangaluru International Airport by placing a call to the former airport director, whose number he found on Google. The former director informed VV Rao, Mangaluru Airport’s current director. Sherigar was arrested the next day. Allegedly, he made the threat in order to become famous.

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20 AUGUST 2020: OMSK, RUSSIA

An S7 flight carrying Alexei Navalny from Tomsk to Moscow diverted to Omsk as a result of Navalny’s alleged poisoning by Novichok, and his subsequent need for urgent medical intervention; the crew, however, were told that Omsk airport was being evacuated due to a bomb. The crew landed regardless and were then initially told not…