Bomb scare was 'scientific experiment'

2013-08-06 14:06
Danish police and bomb squad officers on the site of a suspected car bomb in an underground car park, in Copenhagen, Denmark, as police seal off parts of central Copenhagen. (Jens Dresling, AP)

Danish police and bomb squad officers on the site of a suspected car bomb in an underground car park, in Copenhagen, Denmark, as police seal off parts of central Copenhagen. (Jens Dresling, AP)

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Copenhagen - Danish police have called off a bomb investigation in central Copenhagen, saying the suspicious-looking vehicle that prompted the evacuation of nearby buildings was part of a scientific experiment.

Police spokesperson Hans Sinding said bomb experts that investigated the car on Tuesday found "it was some kind of scientific experiment", and that police now want to talk to the car's owner.

He had previously said the Swedish-registered vehicle had wires sticking out of the windows and objects inside that made it "very suspicious”.

Police had closed several busy streets around the Kongens Nytorv square and evacuated dozens of people from nearby buildings.

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