20 Apr '13, 9am

Singapore hit by bomb hoaxes | via @rapplerdotcom

Singapore hit by bomb hoaxes | via @rapplerdotcom

NO TO BOMBS. Singapore's skyline SINGAPORE - A 34-year-old man has been arrested in Singapore over an online threat to bomb several locations in the city-state in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon attack, police said Saturday, April 20. The man, whose name and nationality were not disclosed, was arrested on Thursday after posting the threat as a comment on a news article about the deadly bombings in Boston, police said in a statement. "Preliminary investigations indicated that the suspect had no intention or means to carry out his threats," said the statement. Local daily The Straits Times reported the man had posted the comment on the Yahoo! Singapore website. Fines, jail Making bomb threats in Singapore is an offense punishable by a maximum of five years in jail or a fine of up to US$82,000, or both. Separately, police said they were investigating a threat to bomb the...

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