Spain bomb attack station evacuated after false alert

2nd January 2015, Comments 0 comments

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 AFP.

© 2015 AFP

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