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German arrested for fake bombs placed during Zurich Love Parade

National News // By Tay Kinnear // Aug. 14, 2019

A German man who caused a bomb alert during the Love Parade in Zurich on Saturday is in custody after he confessed to police.

Pixabay German arrested for fake bombs placed during Zurich Love Parade

The 31-year-old placed a backpack with the fake bombs on the course of the parade. The bomb squad used a robot to check the package before determining it was a hoax.

The man appears to be known already to German police – but not for placing fake bombs. There’s no suggestion of any links to extremist organisations.

The man continues to be questioned.

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