Flight diverted following bomb scare at Bram Fischer Airport

Flight diverted following bomb scare at Bram Fischer Airport

A flight into Bloemfontein on Monday morning had to be diverted at the last minute following a reported bomb threat at the Bram Fischer International Airport outside the Free State capital.

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 The Bram Fischer Airport confirmed that at around 08:30, security officials alerted local police of a bomb threat.

This after they detected explosives in one of the passenger’s belongings during a security check.

The building was promptly evacuated to safeguard the lives of employees and passengers and a Cape Town flight was redirected.

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According to the airport, the police’s bomb squad analysed the explosive. 

They determined that it was a dummy grenade and the 28-year-old male passenger was taken in by law enforcement officials for questioning.

Free State police spokesperson, Thabo Covane says a case was opened for possession of a hand-grenade shell and interference with airport operations. 

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