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Indian faces terrorism charges: bomb threat


GRAND FORKS, ND — A 53-year-old Indian has been taken into custody by the police in North Dakota for allegedly making a bomb threat at an airport as he told a travel agent that there was an explosive in his bag.

Paraman Radhakishan, from India, was taken into custody at the Grand Forks International Airport. He faces terrorism charges.

The police said Radhakishan was taken into custody after he told a travel agent at the Grand Forks International Airport around 5:14 am on January 28 that there was a bomb in his bag.

As a precautionary measure, operations were suspended.

The Grand Forks Regional Bomb Squad "evaluated the validity of the threat," a statement said.

Airport operations were soon normalized.

Radhakishan, a businessman from Gujarat, was on his way from Grand Forks to Minneapolis.

Radhakishnan’s motive is still under investigation but the police said it is possible he became upset with airport staff, adding that any threat of this kind is taken seriously.

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