On afternoon of 17 May, a man called 110 emergency help desk to report boom threat in a number of flights such as flight from Beijing to Shanghai, Chongqing to Shanghai and Guangzhou to shanghai as well as other routes. He claimed that there was bombs on these aircrafts. Jiangsu public security organs quickly verifie, it was false terrorist information, the 43-year-old the man was caught in less than two hours after committing the crime.
According to reports, starting from 17:22 on May 17th to 17:25, 110 emergency hotline of Beijing, Chongqing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Guangzhou and 5 other places received emergency calls claiming there were bombs on the aircrafts which had taken off. The calling number was displayed as a number from Yancheng, Jiangsu Province. Yancheng public security organs immediately started emergency response plan, and managed to verify the false terrorist phone within a relatively short period of time. At present, the case is under further review.
Police reiterated that fabricating and spreading malicious false terrorist information seriously disrupted social order, and would also infringe the criminal law constituting a crime. For similar crimes, the police will issue strictly punishment to ensure the normal social order, and protect people’s lives and property.