A journalist has been arrested after manufacturing a bomb threat.A journalist has been arrested after making a false bomb threat at the Cape Town International Convention Center, where the World Cup draw will take place later on Friday.
Senior Superintendant Vish Naidoo from the South African Police Services said a foreign journalist, whose nationality is unknown at this time, was being questioned over a bizarre incident at the Cape Town International Convention Center earlier today.
“A foreign journalist made a verbal threat that he had a bomb in his bag. He then dropped the bag and attempted to flee, but was arrested by our officers and is currently in one of our local police stations being questioned,” Naidoo said to local reporters.
“Our bomb squad unit has swept the area and declared it safe once more. In a second incident at Cape Town International Airport, there were two phone threats made, one at 0745 hours and the other at 0800.”
With a host of international and local dignitaries to be present at the draw, including South African president Jacob Zuma, security is extremely tight at the ICC.
Stefan Coerts, Goal.com
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