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Man with knife at a Pope mass venue in Cyprus arrested

Police in Cyprus arrested a man carrying a knife who attempted to gain access to an outdoor stadium where Pope Francis was performing mass in the capital Nicosia, a police official said.

"During a search at the entrance to GSP (Stadium) a 43-year-old foreign national was arrested, with a knife in his possession," the police official said.

No further details were immediately available. The Pope is on a three-day visit to the island.

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