Tuesday 18 June, 2019

Police investigate bomb threats after fake report

Members of the public are being warned against taking actions which can cause anxiety to the population after the police service investigated bomb threats at three high traffic locations across Trinidad on Friday.

A statement by the police service noted that an investigation was launched after a caller who said he was a member of a gang, claimed to have knowledge of bombs being planted at the Arima Magistrates’ Court, Mt Hope Hospital and an IT store in Central, Trinidad.

Due diligence was reportedly followed and police and emergency response teams have since investigated the threat at all three locations. Nothing was found. Normal activities resumed at all locations.

In light of this development, the TTPS is reminding and informing members of the public that under the Anti-Terrorism Act 12:07 (2), that a person commits an offence if he communicates any information which he knows to be false with the intention of inducing in a person anywhere in the world a belief that a noxious thing or a lethal device or weapon of mass destruction is likely to be present.

A person convicted of an offence under this section is liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for life.

Get the latest local and international news straight to your mobile phone for free: