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Man utters 'bomb' during check-in at Cochin Airport, arrested

The elderly passenger was stopped from boarding the flight

Cochin Airport rep Representational image | Facebook handle of Cochin International Airport

A 63-year-old man and his wife were not allowed to board their flight at the Cochin International Airport in the early hours of Saturday after he uttered the word 'bomb' during check-in.

The couple were travelling abroad and during check-in when they were asked what was in their luggage, the elderly passenger uttered 'bomb,' police said here.

The couple, who were going abroad, reached the airport around 1.30 am, police said. As the staff at the check-in counter asked them what was in their luggage, the irked husband said "bomb", triggering a panic, following which airport security was informed.

They were handed over to the Nedumbassery police. The man was arrested and later released on station bail, the police said.


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