A 17-year-old boy has been charged by Spanish police for declaring that he would bomb Barcelona’s Nou Camp stadium on social media, according to Goal.com.
The boy, who hasn’t been named, threatened to plant a bomb in the ground during the Copa Del Rey final next month between Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao.
Hailing from Molina de Segura in the region of Murcia, the boy posted several comments on his social media channels, in which he stated he would “let off a bomb” during the showpiece finale on May 30.
However, police confirmed that he had been apprehended.
“The National Police have charged a young man who threatened an attack at Camp Nou in the final of the Copa del Rey,” an official statement said on Thursday.
“The accused, 17, posted on a social network site several comments relating to the sporting event. In one of them, he claimed he was preparing a set off a bomb on the day of the match.”
The police also confirmed that the boy had deleted his social media profile just 24 hours after making the claim, which was dated on 25th March, in a bid to avoid being identified.
However, the post went viral and officers were able to track him down.
The post caused particular alarm as it came a day after the flight from Barcelona to Dusseldorf crashed into the French Alps.