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Electricians trigger bomb scare at Rome airport

By Ians English

Rome, June 27: Electricians caused panic at Rome's main airport on Monday when they accidentally set off pre-recorded loudspeaker messages ordering passengers to evacuate one of its busiest terminals.

The bomb alert caused terrified passengers to stream out of Fiumicino airport's Terminal 3 for around 15 minutes until airport police intervened and technicians managed to switch off the loudspeakers.

Bomb scare at Rome airport

A bomb scare at Rome's Fiumicino airport in mid-January forced officials to evacuate a Vienna-bound flight shortly before take-off after a Slovenian passenger told the captain he had explosives in his luggage.

Passengers were taken off the plane operated by Austrian budget airline Fly Niki but no bomb was found on board. The Slovenian was arrested.


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