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17-year-old arrested for 'phoning in a bomb threat' to Las Vegas from 9,000km away

The teenager was arrested in London one hour after claiming there was a bomb under a car on the Las Vegas strip.

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A LONDON TEENAGER has been arrested for allegedly dialling 999 and claiming there was a bomb under a car on the Las Vegas strip.

The teenager, who was in Sutton on London’s south side at the time, rang the police just after midnight on Monday and said a bomb was under a taxi parked outside the MGM Hotel and Casino on the main street in Las Vegas, some 9,000km away from his location, Scotland Yard said.

The London Metropolitan Police passed the call to the Las Vegas Police Department, who sent officers to the scene and began checking all vehicles outside the hotel.


At the same time, London police officers traced the owner of the phone where the call had originated and turned up at a house in the area.

The teenager was arrested at the scene at 1.38am on suspicion of making a bomb hoax call- exactly one hour after the 999 call was made.

He has been bailed until later in the month.

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