Lonely Planet Writer

French man makes false bomb threat to delay girlfriend’s flight

Bordeaux-Merignac airport.
Bordeaux-Merignac airport. Image by Julien Poussard / CC BY 2.0

A French man called in a fake bomb alert on Sunday night to a regional airport in Bordeaux to delay the flight for his girlfriend who was stuck in traffic. Police sealed off the airport and searched the area before arresting the man. He may now face up to two years in prison and a €30,000 fine. Read more: thelocal.fr