Bomb hoaxer arrested in Jamaica

THE man behind a bomb hoax, which forced a two-day suspension of cargo shipments to the US from Jamaica, has been arrested.

On 4 March Jamaican police arrested 46-year-old Kingston airport restaurant supervisor David Bernard, suspected of calling authorities to falsely warn that another worker was planning to put explosives on an American Airlines aircraft.

Shipments to Canada and the Bahamas were also briefly halted.

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