A man was arrested at Kadhdhoo Airport on Saturday morning for threatening airport employees claiming he had explosives.
Police media officer said the man is 42 years old Maldivian and that the incident is being investigated.
He was reportedly set to fly on Maldivian’s DQA2161 flight. During check-in he claimed he had explosives in his luggage.
Aviation Security Command said the man was handed over to police and the case is being investigated by police and Maldives National Defence Force.
Threatening or making such claims is a matter taken very seriously all over the world. It is a serious crime in the Maldives and airports have warning signs against it.