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Luxembourg bomb hoaxer admits to crime
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Luxembourg bomb hoaxer admits to crime

14.03.2012 From our online archive
An investigating judge has announced that the 43-year-old man, who was arrested by police on Thursday August 4 for being the instigator of the Luxembourg bomb-hoax telephone calls, has now admitted to the crime.

An investigating judge has announced that the 43-year-old man, who was arrested by police on Thursday August 4 for being the instigator of the Luxembourg bomb-hoax telephone calls, has now admitted to the crime.

This was confirmed by the court press office to wort.lu on Friday evening.

Under a court order, the accused will be placed in custody until further notice. As for the man’s motives for making the hoax phone calls that triggered widespread panic in Luxembourg City, no comment was made.

It was on Wednesday August 3 just before 3pm when the man called the police emergency phone number, disguising his voice and announcing a bomb threat. He stated that he was doing this in the name of Al-Qaeda. Twenty minutes later he makes a second anonymous call.

The police were then able to quickly to identify the man and arrest him within 24 hours.

Now the 43-year old man risks a prison sentence of up to five years and a hefty fine.