Man jailed in St. Maarten for calling in false bomb threats at airport
PHILIPSBURG – A man who called in false bomb threats at St. Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport last November will spend the next year behind bars.
Trinidadian-born Bryan Andrew Rymer, 42, was sentenced after being found guilty of the offence on Wednesday last week.
He had called in two bomb threats on the afternoon of November 22, 2015 – one to airport security and the other to police – claiming that a bomb in a car that was in the parking lot, would go off before an Air France flight departed.
His actions forced a shutdown of the airport’s operations for almost six hours.
The airport was eventually reopened after searches were conducted and no bombs were found.
Rymer, a database developer who lived in London at the time but was in St. Maarten at the time, was tracked down and arrested on Christmas Day 2015.