İzmir man reports himself as bomber ‘for fun’
İZMİRA local man in the western Turkish province of İzmir has been detained by police after announcing “for fun” that he would carry out a bomb attack, Doğan News Agency reported on Jan. 9.
A 23-year-old male called the police emergency line and reported his own car’s license number, saying it contained armed people and a bomb.
Police teams in İzmir’s Seferihisar district then found and stopped the car but were unable to find any bomb. They also identified the driver as the informer who reported his car.
During the subsequent police interrogation, the man confessed that he had denounced himself, saying he simply did it “for a bit of fun.”
Police have also revealed that the man had previously made a number of false reports.
He has been released pending legal action.