Slovak police found and defused about 100 grams of industrial explosive complete with detonator at around 13:45 on Monday, November 22, Bratislava Police spokesperson František Peczár informed the TASR newswire.
About one hour earlier, the police had received a report that there was a suspicious package resembling a booby-trap device on the windowsill of the Infinity bar on Štefánikova, in Bratislava’s Old Town district. Several patrols arrived at the site, cordoned off the street and evacuated people. An inspection then confirmed the presence of an explosive. The street, one of Bratislava’s main thoroughfares, was not reopened to traffic for several hours.
As of November 24, police had given no further information about the case, other than to say they were investigating the identity of a young man recorded by CCTV street cameras in the early hours of the previous night, the SITA newswire informed.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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24. Nov 2010 at 14:00