July 27, 2016 / 8:06 AM / 3 years ago

Wife's bomb hoax caused security scare at Geneva airport - prosecutor

Swiss police officers conduct checks on passengers at the entrance of the Cointrin airport in Geneva, Switzerland July 27, 2016. REUTERS/Marina Depetris

GENEVA (Reuters) - A woman who wanted to stop her husband boarding a plane at Geneva has admitted making a false bomb threat, prosecutors said on Wednesday, after hours of tightened security that caused traffic chaos around the airport on the French-Swiss border.

“Yesterday in the evening, a woman called Swiss customs at Geneva airport. She said that today a person carrying a bomb would be in the French sector of the airport,” the Geneva prosecutor’s office said in a statement.

Police raided an address after tracing the call. “They found a woman who admitted to having made the call and explained that she wanted thereby to prevent her husband from leaving,” the statement said.

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