According to press reports, an 81-year-old man has threatened to bomb on the anniversary of Trianon. He wanted to carry out his plan at Maramaros Bridge, which also serves as a border crossing. The man informed the police about his intention by calling 112. The traffic was suspended immediately.
On Saturday evening, traffic had to be suspended for a couple of hours at the Tisza Bridge, between Máramarossziget (Sighetu Marmației) and Aknaszlatina (Solotvyno), due to a bomb threat.
The elderly caller who dialled 112 to make the threat barely spoke Romanian.
He reported to the operator that he had planted a bomb at Maramaros Bridge. The traffic was suspended immediately after the report and the police started the investigation to identify the caller. It turned out that the man who made the threat was an 81-year-old resident living in Aknasugatag (Ocna Șugatag), index.hu reports. The elderly man explained his action by saying that
he wanted to commemorate the anniversary of Trianon.
According to foter.ro, unfortunately, there is a bomb threat more or less every day in the region. However, Saturday night’s announcement was different because of the anniversary of Trianon.
The Romanian authorities were not impressed by the man’s explanation. The pensioner from Aknasugatag was fined RON 4,000 (EUR 809.49). Based on reports, the man had already caused headaches to the police and pyrotechnicians in the past.
The Romanian news outlet found the story so intriguing that they tried to interview the retired man, but he refused to collaborate with the press because his Romanian was poor.
Péter Niedermüller, a member of the Democratic Coalition, shared his divisive opinion on the incident on Facebook. “Let us also think of those Hungarians who, thanks to Trianon, are better off in Romania, Slovakia and other neighbouring countries than we are in Hungary. ”
For instance, per capita consumption is higher in Romania than in Hungary.
Niedermüller said that in Romania and Slovakia there was “freedom, an open society, the hope of belonging to Europe and the promise for a better life and a brighter future.”
Source: index.hu, foter.ro