04:50 GMT17 February 2020
Listen Live
    Get short URL
    0 01

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Swiss police have detained a man suspected of planting a backpack with mock explosives during a Zurich street parade, the police’s press service announced.

    The suspect is a German national who lives in the canton of Aargau.

    "He is suspected to be the backpack’s owner. He was detained on Sunday evening at his house", the police’s press release said.

    Currently, there is no information about possible ideological motives.

    ​The report comes after a suspicious backpack was found on 10 August on the Utoquai promenade in Zurich during the Street Parade electronic music festival. The content of the backpack was initially deemed to be dangerous and was sent to a forensic laboratory, which determined that it was fake.


    Eritrean Accused of Pushing Child Under Train in Germany Was Wanted by Swiss Police - Reports
    Plane of Local Swiss Airline JU-AIR Crashes in Alps - Police
    Swiss Police Use Tear Gas on People Rallying Against Cameroonian President (Video)
    Explosives, Police, Zurich, Switzerland
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via SputnikComment via Facebook