Kaohsiung-Kaohsiung International Airport received an e-mail on Friday, warning that a bomb had been placed somewhere in the facility, but it turned out to be a hoax, the police said.
According to Kaohsiung police, the airport and Aviation Police Bureau immediately formed a task force to deal with the situation after learning of the threat e-mail.
After a blanket search of the airport and nearby areas, airport police discovered a suspicious parcel near the No. 2 exit of the metro station connected to the domestic travel terminal and cordoned off the site.
Criminal Investigation Bureau agents in full protective gear unwrapped the parcel and only found a portable mini-sized fan in it, proving that the threat e-mail was just a prank.
Although the hoax did not cause any damage to passengers or the airport, police said they will continue to investigate the case because it could have posed a threat to flight security.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel