Czechs Arrest Suspect After Bomb Threats Made on Train Stations

Czech police arrested a man suspected of making false bomb threats against more than 10 sites around the country, CTK news service said.

Police found no explosives after clearing hundreds of people from places including the main train stations and city halls in the capital Prague and regional hubs Pardubice and Plzen, as well as a school, according to CTK news service. A man suspected of making the bomb threats by phone was arrested and is facing up to five years in jail, CTK said, citing police spokeswoman Marketa Janovska.

The incident disrupted traffic at the train stations and on the Prague subway, CTK reported. Bomb threats by anonymous callers are common in the country of 10.5 million, which is a member of NATO and the European Union.

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