Finnish tourist held over hoax threat call to airport

Finnish tourist held over hoax threat call to airport

Jyrk Uhanivrmo, from Finland, is interrogated by police on Friday for allegedly making a phone call warning there would be an untoward incident at Suvarnabhumi airport. (Photo supplied)
Jyrk Uhanivrmo, from Finland, is interrogated by police on Friday for allegedly making a phone call warning there would be an untoward incident at Suvarnabhumi airport. (Photo supplied)

A 63-year-old Finnish man was arrested after a hoax phone caller warned there would be an "untoward incident" at Suvarnabhumi airport.

Jyrk Uhanivrmo was taken into custody on Friday as he was about to board AirAsia flight FD636 from Don Mueang airport to Da Nang airport in Vietnam. Police seized his mobile phone as evidence.

The arrest came after a security officer at Suvarnabhumi airport alerted police that a man had phoned a call centre and said there would be an incident at the airport.

Suvarnabhumi police checked phone records and found the mobile phone number which made the call was registered to Jyrk Uhanivrmo. 

Pol Col Natthaphon Komintharachart, a superintendent of airport police, then led a team that arrested Mr Uhanivrmo at Don Mueang airport’s immigration counter for outbound passengers.

He was charged with giving false information and causing public panic, and held in police custody for legal action.


Do you like the content of this article?
COMMENT (18)

FPO sees rally in last quarter

Thailand's economy is expected to benefit from the government's consumption stimulus measures and a recovery in exports this quarter, says the Fiscal Policy Office (FPO).

10:00

Rejig targets FDI, e-commerce boost

The government looks set to restructure the economy next year to attract foreign investors in new industries and establish a central e-commerce platform to boost online sales nationwide.

09:00

Pupils urged to axe uniforms

The Bad Student activist group is urging pupils around the country to stop wearing school uniforms and wear their preferred clothes when the new term starts on Tuesday.

08:05