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Police in Shenzhen say they have arrested a man in Dongguan believed to be responsible for making a series of bomb threats which caused five Shenzhen-bound flights to be grounded.
Police gave no word on a possible motive. They identified the suspect only by his surname, Wang, and say he is 26, unemployed and from northern China’s Inner Mongolia.
The crime is punishable by up to 15 years in prison, though a man who made such a threat last year received a four-year sentence.
The threats were made early on Wednesday morning, Bloomberg reports:
China Eastern, Shenzhen Airlines Co. and Juneyao Airlines Co. diverted or canceled at least five flights after receiving the threats, according to reports by state-run media and company statements.
In February a Shenzhen-bound flight was grounded following a bomb threat, after an Anhui man attempted to prevent his estranged girlfriend from leaving him on a jet plane.