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Suspicious object was a dummy device

News: Dec 18, 2018

The suspicious object that was found yesterday outside the National Secretariat for Gender Research was not a real bomb, Police informed today.
“It was a dummy device that looked like a dynamite stick,“ says Hans Lippens from the Police to the newspaper GT.

On Tuesday morning 18 December, an employee at the National Secretariat for Gender Research found a suspicious object in a bag by the entrance. The Police was notified, after which a larger area was sealed off.

The object was subsequently blown up by a bomb squad, and the Police began an investigation of the place. A preliminary investigation of gross unlawful threat was initiated.

On Wednesday morning the Police had finished their analysis of the object, and arrived to the conclusion that it was a dummy device that resembled a dangerous object.

“What remains now is a technical investigation of the object itself, the wrapping around the object, and the place where it was discovered,” Hans Lippens says to the newspaper Göteborgs-Posten.

Vice-Chancellor Eva Wiberg expressed her concern during Tuesday.

“Today's event makes me not only concerned, but also really angry. We can never accept threats and violence. Whatever this turns out to be, it has been a serious incident.”

She is aware that some of the University’s researchers is more exposed to hatred and threats than others.

“Without speculating in this certain case, we all know that this exposure has become very apparent for gender research today.”


Published 2018-12-18 at 10:00
Updated 2018-12-18 at 12:45
Updated 2018-12-18 at 16:45
Updated 2018-12-19 at 13:30

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