21 Nov 2010

Namibia officer arrested over fake bomb at airport

12:00 pm on 21 November 2010

Authorities in Namibia say a high-ranking police officer has been arrested in connection with a fake bomb which caused a major security alert in Europe.

The officer worked at the police aviation security unit of the airport at the Namibian capital Windhoek, the BBC reports.

The suspected bomb was intercepted before it was loaded on to a passenger flight bound for the German city of Munich on Thursday.