ISS catches Estonian suspected of making bomb threats against Tallinn airport last July

  • 2017-02-08
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - Officers of the Estonian Internal Security Service (ISS) have detained an Estonian citizen who is suspected of making a bomb threat against Estonia-Germany flights last July.

The Harju county court at the request of the Office of the Prosecutor General took the suspect into custody for two months, spokespeople for the prosecutor's office said. The suspect was taken into custody as a suspect of an aggravated breach of public order.

The state prosecutor who is in charge of the criminal proceeding, Inna Ombler, said that during interrogation the suspect has confessed to making the threats and has provided his or her own explanations regarding the case's matter of facts.

"The Internal Security Service is carrying out necessary proceedings, in the course of which we will check the statements the suspect made during interrogation. As a result, it is not possible to disclose more detailed information regarding the criminal case," Ombler said.

The pretrial investigation is being carried out by the ISS and led by the Office of the Prosecutor General.

The Tallinn airport and ISS received after 2 a.m. on July 25, 2016, calls from a man calling himself a member of the Islamic group Daesh who announced his intention to blow up a plane en route from Tallinn to Germany within a week. The calls were made in English, from an Estonian cell phone number, and from the Estonian territory.

ISS opened a criminal investigation into the attack against aviation safety.