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WORLD NEWS | Man with explosives arrested outside Swiss parliament

WORLD NEWS | Man with explosives arrested outside Swiss parliament

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GENEVA, Feb. 15 (AP) — Police in the Swiss capital evacuated parliament and related offices on Tuesday after a man wearing a bulletproof vest was arrested near one of its entrances and found carrying explosives.

Earlier in the afternoon, “federal security agents noticed a man at the south entrance of the parliament building wearing a bulletproof vest and a weapon holster – and behaving suspiciously,” Bern police said in a statement.

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“During a subsequent physical examination, a rapid test revealed explosives,” the statement said.

The statement did not provide any details about the explosives.

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The suspect, who has not been identified, is undergoing physical and psychological examinations, the statement said. Federal prosecutors and police launched a criminal investigation. There was no immediate indication of a possible motive.

Police cordoned off the ornate parliament building and Federation Square outside nearby streets for several hours while security teams – including fire brigades and demining experts, backed by dogs and drones – were dispatched to inspect a car linked to the blast. Abandoned cars. Suspect.

Security was lifted after the vehicle was confirmed to be non-hazardous, a police statement said.

Switzerland has rarely been in conflict with extremist violence, but federal police often warn of the threat. (Associated Press)

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