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Friday, 24 February 2006

Bomb Scares In Turin

Italian police stopped a car near the main Media Centre for the Turin Winter Olympics on Thursday afternoon, they had suspicions that it contained a bomb.

The car was stopped along the Via Nizza, and the traffic was blocked for over an hour.

The bomb squad and firefighters were brought in.

The police used a controlled explosion to enter the red Honda, which had been abandoned at Fabio Filzi Piazza with engine running. Police blew open the left door of the car, as helicopters hovered overhead on the Via Nizza.

They towed away the car after an hour long investigation.

Police are still looking for the car's owner.

On Wednesday evening, shuttle buses for the media were stopped for about an hour after one driver had engine trouble and called police fearing a bomb.

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