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French National Charged in GFL Charles Airport Bomb Hoax

(Press Release) –  On Saturday, June 9, 2018, about 8:30 a.m. police reported to the George F.L. Charles Airport, in Vigie, for investigation into a possible explosive at the facility following allegations made by two French Nationals.

Operations were suspended and a thorough search of the facility was conducted; no such device was retrieved.  The two were subsequently detained in police custody.

Philippe Gaston Grandejean was arrested and charged for the offence of “Bombs, hoaxes, sending messages or articles to alarm or injure other persons” contrary to Section 362 of the Criminal Code of St. Lucia.

He was granted bail and is scheduled to reappear before the First District Court on Monday, June 11, 2018. His female companion was released from custody pending further investigations.


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