21/03/2014 06:22 GMT | Updated 21/03/2014 06:59 GMT

Airport Bomb Hoax Passenger Tells Security 'I Have A Bomb In My Ass'

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Contrary to his statement, the man did not have a bomb in his ass

An impatient passenger has been detained for five days after telling staff at Beijing International Airport he had a bomb in his rectum.

He did not.

The man had been complaining about the slow speed of security checks and told officials: “Do I need to drop my pants as well? I have a bomb in my ass.”

He was asked to repeat himself “and then everyone freaked the hell out”, Shanghaiist reports.

The threat led to a security alert, with passengers being evacuated to other areas of the airport for safety.

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The man without a bomb in his ass was duly arrested, the South China Morning Press writes.

The newspaper points out a Supreme Court ruling from 2013 stating that airport bomb hoaxers should be jailed for at least five years if any disruption causes losses of over 500,000 yuan (around £50,000).

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