Kyiv, August 21 (Interfax-Ukraine) – Passengers have been urgently evacuated from the terminals B and F of the Boryspil International Airport (Kyiv) due to a bomb threat.
The airport’s press service told Interfax-Ukraine that the police in Kyiv received an anonymous phone on the alleged mining of the terminals.
“All passengers have been evacuated from the terminals B and F and taken to a safe distance from the airport,” the airport said.
One of the passengers at the airport told the agency that passengers were not allowed to leave the planes that were about to take off or had landed at the airport.
Meanwhile, the police informed that they have arrested a man suspected of bomb calling.
“It is a man that suffers a mental disease. He made two calls with an interval of several minutes and said the same phrase that the airport was mined,” the press service of the Main Department of the Interior Ministry of Ukraine in Kyiv region told Interfax-Ukraine.
According to the press service, 3,000 people were evacuated from the terminal F and around 2,000 people from the terminals C and B.
“Bomb experts did not find anything there,” the source told the agency.
The press service also said that the bomb caller is a Kyiv resident and he made the calls from Kyiv.
The police specified that the man called from street phones on Chokolovsky Boulevard and Chervonozoriany Avenue. He called the 102 emergency system at 1406 and 1414.
According to the police, the suspect was born in 1983 and he is on the register at mental hospitals.
“There is a court ruling on his compulsory treatment,” the police said.
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