Incheon Airport Bomb Hoax Suspect Held

      February 05, 2016 09:55

      A CCTV grab shows the bomb hoax suspect at Incheon International Airport on Friday. /Courtesy of Incheon Metropolitan Police Agency

      Police have arrested an unemployed Korean man over a bomb hoax at Incheon International Airport last Friday.

      The man, identified as Yoo, is accused of planting a fake bomb and a warning note in broken Arabic in a toilet near the arrivals gate.

      Yoo was caught on CCTV. Police apprehended him at his home in Seoul on Wednesday morning.

      Yoo studied music and finished graduate school but has been unable to find a job and apparently suffers from bipolar disorder. He is married with a month-old daughter.

      Police quoted him as saying he had run out of money and was angry.

      Yoo produced the printed Arabic note saying "Allah will punish you" by running Korean text through Google Translate, according to police.

      "It's unlikely that he has connections to any terrorist group like Islamic State, but we'll keep investigating," a police officer said.

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