Bomb hoax targets court, hospital, IT store

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    The Police Service is warning of the consequences of calling in fake bomb threats, after investigating what turned out to be several hoaxes today.

    It says an individual claiming to be a gang member called and claimed to have knowledge of explosive devices at the Arima Magistrates Court, Mt. Hope Hospital, and an IT Store in Central Trinidad.

    Police and Emergency Response Teams investigated at all three locations, however nothing was found.

    The TTPS reminds that it is a criminal offence to make a false report to Police.

    Under the Anti-Terrorism Act 12:07 (2), a person commits an offence if he communicates any information which he knows to be false with the intention of inducing in a person anywhere in the world, a belief that a noxious thing or a lethal device or weapon of mass destruction is likely to be present.

    A person convicted of an offence under this section is liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for life.

    Investigations are now underway to catch the perpetrator.