T&T national jailed in St Maarten following bomb-threats that shut down airport

Date: 
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 20:00

A Trinidad-born man has been sentenced to 12 months in prison in St Maarten, after being found guilty of making false bomb threats at the Princess Juliana International Airport.

The threats were made on November 22, 2015.

Brian Andrew Rymer made the threats through telephone calls to the airport’s security department and 911, forcing the shutdown of all operations and traffic at and around the airport for almost six hours.

According to the prosecutor’s office, the police received calls from a man with a British-Indian accent indicating a bomb would be detonated before the departure of the Air France flight.

The bomb was said to have been in a car that was parked in the airport’s parking lot.

Police took necessary precautions and no bombs were found. 

The calls were made from a British telephone number, which led the police to Rymer.

Rymer, who was born in Trinidad but lives in London, is a database developer who had previously been convicted of fraud, when he posed as a pastor in 2006 and 2007 and reportedly defrauded churchgoers of US$126,000 in total.

Source: https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands

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