Latvian boy tests cell phone by making a bomb threat call

  • 2006-09-27
  • By TBT staff
An 11 year-old boy made a call claiming that he placed a bomb at the local State Fire and Rescue Service in Liepaja on Tuesday. The boy said that he made the call just to test a cell phone his father gave him. Jolanta Knise, a spokeswoman for the Liepaja municipal police, said the boy likely was unaware of the seriousness of his actions, although his parents had informed the boy about the consequences of such calls. Since the boy is only 14, he cannot be prosecuted, and his parents will have to take responsibility for the hoax. They face an official warning or a 25-50 lats (35-70 euros) fine for not preventing the boy from making the call. The hoax disrupted the work of the fire and rescue service for an hour. Police searched the facility and found no explosives.