The Queens DA's office revealed a 19-year-old Queens resident hired as a contract employee at the U.S. Open was charged with falsely reporting an incident--actually three bomb threats. Apparently Mehmet Kadayifci, per WNBC, "pretended to be hearing impaired and used a special Web site to type three bogus claims between midnight and 1 a.m. about a bomb being inside the Arthur Ashe Stadium." (The website is to help deaf people make phone calls.) One note read, "There is a bomb in the fire command center. This is a final warning.". Not only that, Kadayifci had bragged to another worker about the prank. He could face up to 7 years in prison if convicted.
U.S. Open Worker Accused of Bomb Threats
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