The police have managed to trace the calls for 4 false bomb alarms and 1 poisoning back to one Luxembourgish prisoner in Nancy. Pictured: the central train station in Luxembourg City, one of the locations that received a bomb threat.
Photo: Maison Moderne
The Luxembourg police, together with French police, have managed to collect congruent pieces of evidence that the five false alarms, warning of bombs and of poisoning, are the doing of one single person.
Four false bomb threats were made to the police over the past 2 months: Utopolis and Auchan at Kirchberg on 23 March; Globus in Bettembourg on 20 April; the CFL train station in Luxembourg City on 30 April. The City Concorde in Bertrange received a threat of poisoning on 27 April.
A joint police investigation found that all the calls were made from the same mobile phone, which could be traced back to the prison in Nancy-Maxéville in France, according to a statement issued by the public prosecutor’s office on Wednesday.
The suspect is a 56-year-old man, a Luxembourg national, who has already been sentenced in Luxembourg. He is currently serving a sentence in France until 2019.
The next step in the police inquiry has to establish the motives of the suspect. After police questioning, French authorities will likely receive a request for a European arrest warrant.