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Police arrest railway blackmailer

The police have arrested a blackmailer who had demanded Sk10 million (€238,100) from the director general of the national railway network operator, ZSR, under the threat of casting out "an inferno on the railways."

Police detained Peter I., who has conceded the crime, in his home in Lúčky (district of Ružomberok), the daily SME writes.

The blackmailer had threatened the railway director from internet cafés in Ružomberok and Banská Bystrica.

He sent his first e-mail threat on August 26, demanding the money in three instalments, twice Sk3 million (€71,400) and once Sk4 million (€95,200).

Police vice president Jaroslav Spišiak said railway passengers were not exposed to any danger.

Compiled by Beata Balogová from press reports
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