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Odense bomb threat suspect released

Trains back to normal after 37-year-old man created travel chaos yesterday


The bomb threat disrupted travel for some 8,000 holiday travellers (Photo: Scanpix)

December 23, 2013
07:26

by JC


A 37-year-old man who created holiday travel chaos by calling in a bomb threat against Odense Station has been released by police. 

Fyns Politi reported that they have released the suspect but stressed that he still faces charges for yesterday's bomb threat. The investigation is ongoing.

"Tip-offs from residents led to the arrest of a 37-year-old man from Funen," Kennth Taanquist of Fyns Politi said in a press release last night. 

Police say that the man was arrested in the area around Odense Station but did not provide more specifics. Police have also not said why the suspect was released or why he still faces charges. He was released after 10pm last night.

Holiday travel mess
The man stopped train traffic in and out of Odense for four hours yesterday, on what is one of the busiest travel days of the year.

According to police, a bomb threat was called in at 1:34pm. The man phoning in the threat spoke English and the call was placed from an unregistered SIM-card. The man said that a bomb would explode at 3pm, leading police and train officials to shut down all train traffic. 

After going through the station and its surroundings with bomb-sniffing dogs, police concluded it was a false alarm and train traffic resumed shortly before 7pm. Some 8,000 travellers were affected by the delay.

Today marks the busiest travel day of the year and DSB is reporting this morning that trains are back on schedule following yesterday's disruption.



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