Rio bomb squad blows up backpack near cycling course: official | Reuters

RIO DE JANEIRO An anti-bomb squad at the Olympic Games in Rio de detonated an unattended backpack near the end of the cycling course on Saturday, a spokeswoman for the public security department said. Officials expect the bag may have belonged to a homeless man, but protocol requires any unattended objects to be destroyed, she said.

Reuters August 06, 2016 23:30:08 IST
Rio bomb squad blows up backpack near cycling course: official
| Reuters

Rio bomb squad blows up backpack near cycling course official
 Reuters

RIO DE JANEIRO An anti-bomb squad at the Olympic Games in Rio de detonated an unattended backpack near the end of the cycling course on Saturday, a spokeswoman for the public security department said.

Officials expect the bag may have belonged to a homeless man, but protocol requires any unattended objects to be destroyed, she said. The controlled blast occurred at 1:45 p.m. (12:45 p.m. EDT), the spokeswoman said.


(Reporting by Caroline Stauffer; Editing by Daniel Flynn)

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