Fake bomb raises alarm on German train - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |

Fake bomb raises alarm on German train

Updated:
BERLIN (AP) _ Police evacuated 450 passengers from a German train after the discovery of a fake bomb, weeks after suitcase bombs failed to explode on two other trains.

A cleaner raised the alarm Friday after opening a bag left in the washroom of an intercity train in southern Germany, police said.

The train, headed for Dortmund, was halted in Aschaffenburg station, where security forces evacuated the passengers and investigated the bag, police in nearby Wuerzburg said.

Explosives specialists who examined the bag found a bottle containing a liquid hooked up to a realistic looking detonator, police said.

Bavaria state police opened an investigation.

Federal police already are investigating a previous, alleged attempt to blow up two trains in western Germany.

Four people, including two Lebanese men suspected of planting the bombs on July 31, have been detained in Germany and Lebanon in the past week. The crude explosives, hidden in wheeled suitcases, failed to explode.

The main suspects are accused of being part of a German-based terrorist organization. Prosecutors say they are treating it as a ``no-name'' group rather than a known entity.
Powered by Frankly
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
Newson6.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 KOTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.