Suspect allegedly medicated at the time of making Presidential residence bomb threat

Maldives Presidential Residence: Mulee'aage | Photo: The Maldives Expert

Malé, Maldives – The man who is now remanded for 7 days for threatening to bomb the Presidential residence says that he was under medication for substance use recovery at the time of making the bomb claim.

The suspect was remanded for 7 days earlier today at the Criminal Court, with charges for terrorism charges.

Maldives Police Service on Friday released one of the two arrestees regarding the bomb claim.

Police on Thursday informed that they arrested two individuals over threats that they were carrying a bomb in a box near Mulee’aage. Following this, police initiated a special operation and reinforced the security at the presidential residence, Mulee’aage.

According to received information, one of the suspects said that they have a bomb in the box they were carrying when the security guard started checking them. Both the suspects have a past criminal record of using drugs.

Maldives Police Service recently arrested another individual following a tweet calling out to bomb the parliamentary authority and also another person for calling out to bomb the Indian Embassy. Police stated that such threats to attack such important places will not be taken lightly and that the appropriate action will be taken against these individuals.