Oct 21, 2016GeneralComments Off on Man arrested for threatening to blow up airport
A man who threatened to blow up Kaohsiung International Airport was arrested upon his return to Kaohsiung from Tianjin on Friday.
The man, identified only by his surname Su, posted a notice on the Facebook account of a Taiwan-Japan exchange forum saying that all personnel of the Kaohsiung International Airport should pay attention.
The notice, which tried to give the impression it was written by a Japanese citizen because it bore a Japanese name, said that he would bring a bomb in to blow up the airport.
"The bodies of the people around the airport will also be blown to pieces. I'm a third grader in primary school," the posted notice said.
Police found that Su was the person who had allegedly posted the bomb threat, two hours after he put the notice on the Facebook account. Officers visited his home at Fengshan District in Kaohsiung and realized he had gone to Tianjin on a tour with his mother.
They arrested him upon his return to the airport.
Police said they found that Su suffers from mild mental illness.
He admitted that he had used his cell phone to post the article, saying that he didn't want to return to Taiwan and thought by posting the notice, it would draw attention from others and force the plane scheduled to fly from Tianjin to Kaohsiung to cancel its flight.
Su's case has been turned over to the Kaohsiung District Prosecutors Office for investigation of violation of the Civil Aviation Act as well as intimidation.