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Swiss Police Arrest Russian Man For False Bomb Threat Against Aeroflot

A Russian man was arrested for making a false bomb threat against an Aeroflot flight in Geneva.

An Aeroflot passenger plane has evacuated at Geneva's airport on October 13 and a Russian man was arrested after saying there was a bomb on board, Swiss prosecutors have said.

The man told an airline ticket agent just before takeoff that there was a bomb on the plane, prompting officials to recall the plane and evacuate its 115 passengers, they said.

No one was hurt, and the Aeroflot flight, SU2381, was later allowed to leave after a delay while police searched for bombs.

The man who made the threat was arrested and later admitted making a false bomb threat as a joke, the prosecutors said.

The incident comes less than three months after the airport was put on high alert for half a day because of a woman who made a false bomb threat in a fit of jealousy over her husband and his mistress.

She was later jailed for three months and billed $92,000 for wasting police time.

Based on reporting by AP, Reuters, and TASS