Security tightened at Geneva airport after anonymous phone call, officials say

  • World
  • Wednesday, 27 Jul 2016

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.

(Editing by Jeremy Gaunt)