UP youth threatens to blow Miami airport; arrested

UP youth threatens to blow Miami airport; arrested

Lucknow: An 18-year-old youth from Jalaun district of Uttar Pradesh was arrested by the Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) on Saturday for making calls threatening to blow up the Miami airport in the US.

Asim Arun, Inspector General of ATS said, “We received an input from a sister agency that someone was making multiple calls to the Miami airport officials, threatening them with an attack with AK-47 guns and grenades. He said he would come up with bullet proof body armour and indulge in mass killings at the airport.”

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The accused was making these calls through VoIP and the IP address was traced by the ATS.

More about the incident:

  • The accused confessed his crime during interrogation.
  • He said he made the calls to gain the attention of the Federal Bureau of Investigation who can help him in avenging a fraudster who had duped him of Rs 70,000 by luring him into investing in bitcoins.
  • An FIR has been lodged against the accused.
  • Accused cell phone and laptop have been seized. He will be charge sheeted and produced before a court, an official said.

The ATS has also issued an advisory for parents asking them to keep a tab on the internet usage of their children.

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