Bern bomb scare at swiss parliament abandoned car seen man with explosives arrested2 min read
Preparations to bomb the Swiss Parliament failed
Federal Security has a suspect
Explosive material recovered from man wearing bulletproof vest
Burn: The plot to bomb the Swiss Parliament has failed. In fact, a suspect has been arrested here on Tuesday. The accused was caught near an entrance with explosives while wearing a bulletproof vest, the Parliament building and related offices were evacuated as soon as the authorities were informed, as well as the surrounding roads were closed for several hours.
According to the report of the news agency ANI, the Federal Square and the surrounding roads outside the Parliament House in Bern, the capital of Switzerland, were closed for several hours. This incident took place on Tuesday around 2 pm. Parliament’s security guards found a man who looked suspicious because of his appearance at the southern entrance. The car of the accused was in Bundesplatz. He was in a bulletproof jacket, as well as wearing a pistol holder. When he was checked, explosive material was found from him. Police said the accused was handed over to the emergency services stationed there and was later taken to the police station for investigation.
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After the accused was caught, the Bern canton police, including experts from the fire and explosion department, were specially called in to examine the car. However, there is no indication yet about the possible motive. Police resorted to drones and sniffer dogs for investigation. At the end of the investigation, it was found that there was no danger to any car, after which the roads around the Parliament were opened again. At present, the physical and mental examination of the accused is being done. The police have started a criminal investigation.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : February 15, 2023, 09:52 IST