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France: Bomb squad deployed for suspicious abandoned rucksack01:26

France: Bomb squad deployed for suspicious abandoned rucksack

France, Paris
May 16, 2016 at 22:14 GMT +00:00 · Published

French police officers arrived at the Avenue de la Republique, Paris, on Monday, in order to inspect a rucksack that appeared to have been abandoned on the pavement.

Suspecting that the bag may have been a bomb, police officers diverted traffic and set up a security perimeter, waiting for the arrival of the bomb squad. A few minutes after the explosives specialists arrived, they carried out a controlled explosion of the bag.

The bomb scare turned out to be a false alarm; the rucksack only contained personal belongings and leftovers. The street was re-opened after the bag was removed.

France: Bomb squad deployed for suspicious abandoned rucksack01:26
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French police officers arrived at the Avenue de la Republique, Paris, on Monday, in order to inspect a rucksack that appeared to have been abandoned on the pavement.

Suspecting that the bag may have been a bomb, police officers diverted traffic and set up a security perimeter, waiting for the arrival of the bomb squad. A few minutes after the explosives specialists arrived, they carried out a controlled explosion of the bag.

The bomb scare turned out to be a false alarm; the rucksack only contained personal belongings and leftovers. The street was re-opened after the bag was removed.

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