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Bomb scare shuts down Bonn train station

The Local · 10 Dec 2012, 16:18

Published: 10 Dec 2012 16:18 GMT+01:00

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Police blocked off the entire building at around 2:00 pm after a passer-by in the station noticed a large bag with no apparent owner on platform one.

Around half an hour later bomb disposal experts detonated the bomb using a water cannon. Inside the bag was, Express regional paper said, a functioning pipe bomb and a clock.

Eye witnesses told police that they saw a young man leave the bag on the platform.

A further false alarm was raised when a suspicious shoe box was found elsewhere in the station shortly after. It turned out to be harmless, however.

Trains to nearby Cologne were re-routed through Bonn-Beuel and taxis put on offer to take stranded travellers. The building remains closed.

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18:25 December 10, 2012 by Englishted
Hurry up and get the bast#rd .
19:25 December 10, 2012 by lucksi
Ohhh, a real bomb?

Will that be seen as the price of freedom or will that lead to ever more cameras and mandatory GPS chipping of everyone and collecting the data for a minimum of 5 years because of terrorism?
20:27 December 10, 2012 by marimay
They just want body scanners at the train stations now.
20:33 December 10, 2012 by lucksi
Other news outlets are reporting that the thingy was hit with the water canon, but did not explode...
10:12 December 11, 2012 by mobaisch
its funny how they think we will believe such things hehe.. and its funnier and sad that some actually beleive :(
18:31 December 11, 2012 by Englishted
@ mobaisch

Short memory? I remember just the same thing happening on the London transport system killing many innocent people ,but maybe that was only a laugh?
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