Man arrested for threatening to explode bombs at Athens airport and several hospitals

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Police in Greece arrested a 42-year-old man Wednesday for threatening via email to blow up Athens airport and at least six hospitals.

The suspect, whose identity has not been revealed, presented himself as a «radical Islamist» and repeatedly threatened that «bloodshed» would result from the explosion of such bombs, according to state broadcaster ERT.

The Athens airport has even had to be temporarily evacuated due to the threat. Security forces have carried out a search but have not found any suspicious devices.

The man has been charged with obstructing traffic and disturbing public order, although it is not known whether there are political motives behind his actions.