Swiss shopping center evacuated after bomb threat

By REUTERS
December 29, 2015 17:51

ZURICH - A Swiss shopping centre in a town near the northern city of Basel was evacuated on Tuesday due to a bomb threat, police said.

An anonymous caller threatened to detonate a bomb in the underground garage of the shopping center in Pratteln, Basel-Landschaft.

The call was placed to Mobil Pfister, a shop in the Media-Markt building of the Gruessen center at 12:20 p.m. GMT, police official Roland Walter said, by a person speaking broken German with a man's voice.

Visitors were evacuated from both the building, which houses a number of other shops, and the garage. Police began searching the premises at 1:30 p.m. GMT with tracker dogs and had found no explosives by around 13 p.m. GMT.


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