13-year-old arrested over alleged bomb threat in Singapore
SINGAPORE, Jan 01, 2013 (Xinhua via COMTEX) --
A 13-year-old boy was arrested in
Singapore after he allegedly threatened to plant bombs in local
casino resort Marina Bay Sands, police said Tuesday.
The boy, believed to be from India but attending school in
Singapore, said in a Facebook post that the day he leaves
Singapore, he is going to take "a big big revenge" and "spit
everywhere" and "plant bombs on Marina Bay Sands," the online
edition of Straits Times reported, quoting the police.
The post also contained an expletive and was critical of
Police said earlier that they were also in touch with the
school the student listed on his Facebook page.
The boy, who cannot be named as he is a minor, is believed to
have posted the threat on his Facebook page last Saturday.
Police said the case is classified as a Breach of Prohibition
Against False Threats of Terrorist Acts, local broadcaster Channel
The offence is punishable with a fine not exceeding 100,000
Singapore dollars (80,000 U.S. dollars) or imprisonment for a term
not exceeding five years, or both.
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