46-year-old man charged for allegedly carrying out multiple bomb hoaxes

A man allegedly sent out bomb threats in envelopes to various government establishments, hotels and convenience stores. (PHOTO: Singapore Police Force)

A 46-year-old man was charged in court on Saturday (14 April) after police said he sent out multiple envelopes with bomb threats inside them to government establishments and businesses.

The man is suspected of sending out at least five envelopes containing bomb threats to various government agencies, hotels and convenience stores, said the Singapore Police Force in a statement on Friday (13 April).

Police received reports about these bomb threats on Thursday and, after ground enquiries and forensic investigation, identified the man and arrested him on Friday.

The man had no intention or means to carry out his bomb threats, said the police.

The Straits Times reported that one of the bomb threats was made against Parliament House.

“The police treat all security threats seriously and will not hesitate to take action against anyone who causes public alarm,” said the police.

The man was charged with criminal intimidation by anonymous communication. If convicted, he faces a jail term of up to to 9 years and may also be fined.

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