This morning, the United States Embassy in Palermo was evacuated after the discovery of a suspicious objecta black backpack found at the Colombia Avenue gate.
Thus, the investigation protocol was activated to determine if it contained an explosive device: the federal police intervened on the scene in collaboration with the personnel of the 14C police station of the municipal police.
Shortly after, it was determined that the object did not pose a threat and the embassy and surrounding areas were declared safe. The backpack turned out to be the property of a woman who was carrying out the visa process inside the embassy.
A similar episode happened last week. Following an alert, the PFA found an object behind bars, triggering the same protocol to try to determine if it was an explosive.. It turned out to be an old radio.
Earlier this month, a Syrian national was arrested at the scene when security forces activated the anti-terror protocol of “suspicious people”
It is Marwan Khoury64 years old, who had been arrested for false passport and transferred to Department of the Federal Police Anti-Terrorism Investigation Cell (PFA)survey sources told GlobeLiveMedia. Khoury was with his son, with whom he did not lose his temper. Given the complaint, the PFA’s Explosives Division had to inspect the vehicle the two left parked on Avenida Del Libertador. Shortly after, he was released. It was determined that the man had an Argentine identity card and an accredited address in Mataderos.
However, he will have to respond to justice, with a case in charge of federal judge Daniel Rafecas.
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