INCHEON, Feb.11 (Korea Bizwire) – A man in his 30s who was arrested for leaving explosive material in a bathroom at Incheon International Airport testified that he left a note written in Arabic to make it seem like a crime committed by foreigners, and was hoping to confuse police investigating the case.
Incheon police will turn ‘A’ (36) over to the prosecution on February 12, after he was arrested for hindering airport operations by bringing explosive materials into the building. For breaking the law, ‘A’ will be sentenced to less than five years of prison or a fine of less than 50 million won.
‘A’ was arrested for leaving a box which was suspected to contain explosive materials along with a threatening note written in Arabic in a men’s bathroom on the first floor of Incheon International Airport.
After leaving the parcel in the bathroom, ‘A’ quickly left the airport, and fled to his house in Seoul. He was arrested on February 4, five days after the crime was committed.
He testified that he left a note written in Arabic to confuse the police when they investigated the case. The Arabic memo was printed out after he translated the text from Korean through Google Translate.
‘A’ confessed that he committed the crime after watching a video on Youtube. The video contained footage of people being startled when a fake bomb exploded.
After searching for ways to make a bomb out of a mobile phone on the internet, he made an explosive parcel with a can of gas and cookie box he found on the street.
‘A’ confessed that his anger against society was the cause of the crime. “After majoring in music at graduate school, I couldn’t get a job and could not earn any money. I had a lot of frustration against society.”
Police officials announced that the case was a personal crime that was not related to any terrorist group.
By Kevin Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org)