An 18-year-old boy was arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) for making several calls to US’ Miami airport, threatening to blow it up, according to the report published in the DC.
Senior ATS officer Asim Arun said “the accused had purchased Bitcoins worth USD 3,000 but someone cheated him in the process, following which he lodged a complaint with the FBI in the United States, but did not get the desired response,” he said.
The accused made several calls to the Miami airport and threatened to attack it. The accused said in his call that “I will come with AK-47, grenade, suicide belt and kill everyone.”
The senior police officer said, the FBI responded to the man’s complaint and spoke with him, but he continued making threat calls to the Miami Airport using Voice over Internet Protocol. Repeated calls were made between October 2 and October 31.
The senior ATS official said UP police traced the accused by his IP address. The man confessed to his crime during interrogation, he will now be charged in court.
The UP Anti-Terror Squad addressed a press conference confirming the incident but did not disclose the identity of the accused, legal action has been initiated against him.