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

August 24th, 2008 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS  

Hong Kong, Aug 24 (DPA) An 11-year-old boy was arrested here for a bomb hoax that sparked the evacuation of a housing estate with more than 100 residents, police said Sunday.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.

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