Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terror Squad has detained an 18-year-old man on Saturday for making threatening calls to US's Miami airport and claiming to blow it up. The teenager was dubbed over Bitcoins worth USD 1,000 due to which he was frustrated and threatened to blow Miami airport. Legal action has been initiated against him, senior ATS officer Asim Arun said.
"The accused had purchased Bitcoins worth USD 1,000 but someone cheated him in the process, following which he lodged a complaint with the FBI in the United States, but did not get the desired response," he said.
Frustrated, the accused made several calls to the Miami airport and threatened to attack it. "I will come with AK-47, grenade, suicide belt and kill everyone," the man said in his calls.
The FBI responded to the man's complaint and spoke with him, though he didn't stop from making threat calls to the Miami Airport using Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). Repeated calls were made between October 2 and October 31, the senior police officer said.
The UP police then traced the man on the basis of his IP address. During interrogation, the man confessed to his crime, the senior ATS official said, adding that the man will now be charged in court.
The senior cop clarified that Section 41A of the CrPC or Code of Criminal Procedure does not require an arrest.