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...bombs astray?

Postby repulsewarrior » Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:09 pm

...this one really should be in the joke section, only in Cyprus you say?

NICOSIA (Reuters) - A man triggered a major security scare in Cyprus on Wednesday when he walked into a police station carrying a bomb he found on his driveway, saying he wanted officers to examine it.

Police said the 33-year old man discovered a suspicious device on the back window of his car and after drawing a blank on what it was doing there, decided to take it to a police station in the capital Nicosia for further scrutiny by experts.

It didn't take long for police to discover it was a makeshift bomb which had failed to go off, triggering the evacuation of the complex.

"He obviously didn't know what it was," a police source told Reuters.

Police said the object was a "makeshift high intensity explosive" attached to a detonator and a fuse. It was defused on site by explosives experts.

(Reporting By Michele Kambas, editing by Paul Casciato)

http://news.yahoo.com/cyprus-man-unwitt ... 24506.html
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Re: ...bombs astray?

Postby bill cobbett » Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:37 pm

Is there a scene going through other minds, along the lines of CY police officers being roused from a nice doze, coffee breaks disturbed by a concerned citizen with a problem, the station emptied... and what a brilliant problem...!!! Wonder if they've ever moved so fast...???
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Re: ...bombs astray?

Postby CBBB » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:13 pm

Bugger, I didn't realise the battery was flat!
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Re: ...bombs astray?

Postby Oceanside50 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:56 pm

ive got an idea walk into a limassol betting shop open the door and scream"evalan mas bomba".....i bet you will see some of the funniest scenes imaginable....old men finding their young legs or a few of them in walkers with a cig hanging out of their mouths tripping on a misplaced cypriot step..or others paralyzed from fear just staring..
.its been done and you could bust your gut from laughing....hehehahaha
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