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Bomb alert in Geneva, man detained: Police spokesman

Published on Jul 19, 2014 8:15 PM
 

GENEVA (REUTERS) - Geneva police said on Saturday they had detained a man who stopped a tram in the Swiss city and was found to be carrying radical Islamist literature.

Police closed off the area while a bomb disposal unit inspected his two shopping bags, Geneva police spokesman Christophe Fortis told Reuters.

The bomb alert, which halted traffic, coincided with a pro-Palestinian demonstration set to be held in front of the UN European headquarters in Geneva at 1200 GMT.

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