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    Polish Police Detain Over 20 Suspects After Airport False Bomb Warning

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    Polish authorities arrested 21 people suspected of making a call falsely warning of a bomb in Warsaw’s airport, local media reported Monday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Late on Sunday, some 800 passengers of the Polish Warsaw Modlin Airport were evacuated and four flights were redirected after receiving the bomb alert.

    Polish police officers tracked the phone call and found a group of people, none of whom admitted to the crime, which prompted the law enforcement to detain the whole group, the Polskie Radio broadcaster said, citing local authorities.

    The alleged criminals face up to eight years in prison, as well as fines to compensate the airlines for redirected and cancelled flights.

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