As the most reliable and balanced news aggregation service on the internet, DML News offers the following information published by APNEWS.COM:
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A Chilean man angry over an airline not returning his suitcase made false bomb threats that caused up to 11 commercial flights to take emergency measures in Chile, Argentina and Peru, authorities charged Friday.
Police said they arrested Franco Sepulveda Robles, 29, in the northern Chilean city of Antofagasta after investigators linked his cellphone to the wave of threats that disrupted flights Thursday. He was brought to the capital of Santiago to begin legal proceedings and was banned from getting close to any airport.
Interior Minister Andres Chadwick said Sepulveda could be charged with security law infringement, which carries a penalty of up to five years in prison.
La justicia decretó arresto domiciliario total para Franco Sepúlveda Robles, quien se encuentra acusado de efectuar al menos uno de los falsos avisos de bomba que afectaron entre miércoles y jueves a las aerolíneas Latam y SKY. @radiopaulina pic.twitter.com/ICbo9KWLTA
— Bastian Fuentes (@BastianFuentesA) August 17, 2018
The article goes on to state the following:
Attorney Ignacio Moya, who is representing the suspect, said his client denies making the threatening calls.
Police chief Diego Rojas said preliminary investigations indicated “that this person had planned a flight that left behind his suitcase. They did not return it to him, and since he was annoyed with the (airline) companies and with the entire air traffic control system, it seems like he made these calls.”
Several airliners were forced to make emergency landings or turn back to their original airports in Chile and Peru. Other planes had already reached their destination or had not yet taken off.
#Latam: Detienen en Chile a sujeto identificado como, Franco Sepúlveda Robles, quién está señalado como el autor de las falsas amenazas de bomba y ocasionó aterrizaje de emergencia en Pisco y que afectaron al menos 11 vuelos de la aerolínea Latam.#TVCosmos #HoyNoticias pic.twitter.com/BoH2LIGh68
— TV Cosmos (@TVCosmosPeru) August 18, 2018
To weigh in on this information provided by APNEWS.COM, engage in our LIVE CHAT below. Scroll down.