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Dutch Student Arrested, Linked to Bg Airport Blast

June 4, 1976
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Hugo Muller, a 25-year-old political science student, was arrested here today in connection with the explosion of a booby-trapped suitcase at Ben Gurion airport in Israel May 26. Muller was linked to the incident because the man who carried the suitcase–and was killed by the blast–had entered Israel with a Dutch passport in the name of Hugo Muller.

Police here said that the student did not report his passport lost until the local authorities traced him and came to his flat. They also said they found many inconsistencies in his statements afterwards about the lost passport. Meanwhile, the mystery man who was the victim and, allegedly, the perpetrator of the airport explosion was reportedly identified as Bernd Haussmann, a West German national. The explosion also took the life of an Israeli woman security guard and injured nine other persons.

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