Israeli Consulate in Marseille evacuated after bomb threat

September 20, 2011 12:46

The Israeli Consulate in Marseille, France was temporarily evacuated on Tuesday after local police received an anonymous threat that their was a bomb in the building and sappers discovered a suspicious device in a van parked outside, AFP reported.

A bomb disposal squad who arrived on the scene found a fake bomb in the vehicle parked outside the consulate. The mock bomb consisted of a pressure cooker with wires protruding, marked with radiation warning stickers.

The alert was called off after sappers determined the device was harmless, an hour-and-a-half after the affair began.

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