Spanish train station evacuated after bomb scare | Inquirer News

Spanish train station evacuated after bomb scare

/ 10:09 AM January 03, 2015
Police guard outside Atocha train station during a bomb threat in Madrid, Spain, Friday, Jan. 2, 2015. Police have evacuated people from Madrid’s Atocha train station and halted trains in and out of the busy city-center station following a bomb threat that police says was a hoax. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

Police guard outside Atocha train station during a bomb threat in Madrid, Spain, Friday, Jan. 2, 2015. Police have evacuated people from Madrid’s Atocha train station and halted trains in and out of the busy city-center station following a bomb threat that police says was a hoax. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

Madrid’s Atocha station, the scene of the worst terror attack in Spanish history, was evacuated Friday after a false alert when a man threatened to blow himself up.
Police said a man claiming to be carrying a bomb in his backpack was arrested, but nothing was found.
Islamist militants killed 191 people and injured nearly 2,000 in a series of coordinated backpack bomb attacks on trains travelling to the station on March 11, 2004, that became known as the 11-M attacks.
“We searched a train and the rails but we found nothing,” police told Agence France-Presse.

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