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Crime Bomb scare empties Mall of Switzerland


The Mall of Switzerland on opening day, November 8, 2017


Police are investigating the bomb scare that has prompted the evacuation of the Mall of Switzerland near Lucerne. 

An anonymous caller phoned in a bomb threat on Wednesday. After police told shoppers and employees to leave the building, forensic specialists from Zurich swept the mall for explosives.

They found a suspicious object but have confirmed that it was not a bomb. Police are looking for witnesses.

On social media, some posted photos of people waiting for further instructions and the chance to reclaim cars or other belongings.

Authorities say that the evacuation was calm and orderly, and nobody was injured. The mall parking garage re-opened on Wednesday evening, and the entire centre re-opened to the public at 9:15pm.

The Mall of Switzerlandexternal link is located in Ebikon, about ten minutes northeast of Lucerne. 

Earlier this month, a bomb scare in Bern disrupted travel services.

Traffic disruption Bern bomb alert operation ends with one arrest

Police cordoned off the area around the main train station in the Swiss capital of Bern on Friday after a bomb threat. One person was arrested. 

This content was published on March 2, 2018 9:06 PM


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