Police arrested two people on Friday afternoon for making a bomb threat near the President’s Official Residence in Muleeaage.
According to local media, the two men were carrying a red plastic bag, a backpack, and a cardboard box that they said contained a bomb. The two were then apprehended by Muleeaage security officers.
Following that, a special Maldives Police Service team arrived on the scene and searched their luggage before arresting the two Maldivian men.
A police media officer stated that the two men were arrested after they claimed their luggage contained a bomb.
The Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF) and police are currently on the scene, according to reports.