Tuesday, April 23, 2013

 

Singapore man arrested over bomb threats


A 34-year-old man has been arrested in Singapore over an online threat to bomb several locations in the city-state.

Police say the man was arrested on Thursday after posting the threat as a comment on a news article about the deadly bombings in Boston.

"Preliminary investigations indicated that the suspect had no intention or means to carry out his threats," police said the statement.

The man's name and nationality were not disclosed.

The offence carries a penalty of up to five years in jail and a maximum fine of about AU$78,000 under Singapore law.

Separately, police say they're investigating a threat to bomb the Singapore Marathon in December, with no arrests made so far.

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