Hong Kong police arrest 11-year-old boy for bomb hoax

Other News Materials 24 August 2008 10:16 (UTC +04:00)

An 11-year-old boy was arrested in Hong Kong for a bomb hoax that sparked the evacuation of a housing estate with more than 100 residents, police said Sunday. ( dpa )

A wooden box was found Saturday with a bomb threat attached in the Aberdeen area of the former British colony.

It was one of a series of hoaxes over the last few weeks as officials tightened security while Hong Kong played host to the Olympic equestrian events.

One false bomb was discovered in a flower bed outside the main entrance of a Tsim Sha Tui hotel where Olympic VIP guests were staying.

Another caused traffic chaos when a main road had to be cordoned off in the busy Mongkok area.