Russian prankster arrested for sending bomb threat to Athens airport

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A 42-year-old Russian was arrested in Thessaloniki by officers of the anti-terrorist-Sub-Directorate for Combating Special Violent Crimes of Northern Greece, a police announcement said on Wednesday morning.

The police arrested the Russian prankster who caused chaos in "Eleftherios Venizelos" Athens airport and six hospitals in Attica on Tuesday morning.

A case file was filed against him for terrorist acts, spreading fake news, disrupting the operation of a critical service, disturbing the peace of citizens and attempting to obstruct transportation.

It is recalled that the arrested person had sent emails threatening to place explosive devices at the Athens International Airport and in six hospitals of Attica.

For the time being, the motive of the 42-year-old Russian, who in the emails had references to Islam and threatened that "blood will be spilled" remains unknown

The arrested person will be taken to the competent Prosecutor.

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