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A 68-year-old German photographer was granted €450 bail in a South African court this week after being arrested for making a hoax threat ahead of the draw for next year's World Cup in Cape Town.

A 68-year-old German photographer was granted €450 bail in a South African court this week after being arrested for making a hoax threat ahead of the draw for next year's World Cup in Cape Town.

Bernd Fischer, who said he worked as a freelance journalist for German news agencies, was one of two people arrested on Friday for separate false bomb threats ahead of the 2010 finals draw in Cape Town.

Fischer, arrested after dropping a bag he said contained a bomb and fleeing, will have to report to police three times a week as part of the bail conditions. Police also kept his passport.

"Mr Fischer has paid his bail and was released," his lawyer Jan Hildebrand told Reuters.

A 45-year-old South African man was also arrested on Friday after making two hoax calls about a bomb at Cape Town's international airport, but police were unable to say when he will appear in court.

Peter Pedroncelli, Goal.com

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