Spar cleaned up – suitcase left behind: alarm at Graz main station

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Two abandoned suitcases caused a major police operation at Graz Central Station this afternoon. After the luggage was found, the Spar supermarket was evacuated, parts of the train station had to be evacuated and public transport had to be partially shut down. Explosive detection dogs were also deployed. Around 3.45 pm the ‘all-clear’ was given.

Two apparently abandoned suitcases caused a major police operation at Graz Central Station shortly after 1:45 p.m. today. After the luggage was found in the Spar supermarket, it had to be cleared at short notice.

Other parts of the main station were also affected: experts such as the guard service (BE) took precautions within a radius of 50 meters, parts of the station and three platforms (1-3) were closed. Public transport was also partially affected. Explosive detection dogs were also deployed.

The ‘all-clear’ could be given around 3.45 pm. According to the police, the search of the suitcases and the area in question did not yield any indications of a bomb or the like. The owners are still being sought.

Source: Krone

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