Thursday, July 26, 2012

Policeman reports fake terrorist bomb plot, no action taken against him yet

The officer had just completed a regional Special Branch terrorism course and still decided, as a joke to phone in a fake bomb threat.  Would it surprise you to find out the officer who perpetrated the hoax is a Muslim?

Yeah, me too.

From the Daily Mail July 25 by Ryan Kisiel

Police officer caused major terror alert after ringing colleagues with a coded ‘bomb threat’ for a joke

A police officer caused a major terrorism alert after ringing a busy port with a hoax bomb threat.

PC Hatef Nezami, 48, rang colleagues at the police Special Branch office with a coded message that a device was placed in a busy port.

Specialist terrorism staff were so concerned by the call's authentic nature that they started preparing for a full terrorist attack.

The constable, who has completed a regional Special Branch terrorism course, said that a bomb was on a Condor ferry based in Poole, Dorset.

However at the time of his call, the ferry was actually sailing across the English Channel packed full of people travelling to the Channel Islands.

Mr Nezami is believed to have tried to call back to reveal his 'joke' call but was unable to do so for half an hour as staff were engaged on all the available phone lines alerting authorities.

Remarkably, the Daily Mail understands that Mr Nezami, who has worked as a detective, has not faced criminal or disciplinary proceedings and was simply placed on uniform patrol at another station.

The maximum penalty for making a hoax bomb threat is a prison sentence of seven years.

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