Man with grenades arrested outside US embassy in Austria
Monday, October 1, 2007
The unnamed Bosnian man, who is reported to be 42 years-old, tried to enter the embassy, triggering metal detector alarms. As a result, he placed the bag in front of the embassy and began to run from authorities.
"There were a lot of nails in that bag. Had it exploded, it would have had an enormous shrapnel effect," said a counter terrorism spokeswoman for Austria's government.
Subway trains and buses have been rerouted while officials use bomb-sniffing dogs to search the areas surrounding the embassy.
There are no reports of any injuries and authorities have "secured" the bag.
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