Two arrests in Geneva linked to security alert - media reportsComments
- Two men arrested in central Geneva
- Described as “of Syrian origin”
- Explosives traces found in car – police
- No details confirmed yet
- City and region still on full alert
Two men have been arrested in central Geneva, according to Swiss media, who say traces of explosives have been found in the car they were travelling in.
The men are described as being of Syrian origin.
Police have not confirmed any details of the report, which is being quoted by international news agencies.
Deux Syriens arrêtés par la police genevoise https://t.co/eicsiU4LHl#AlerteGenevepic.twitter.com/istMCzBONY— Tribune de Genève (@tdgch) December 11, 2015
swiss media reporting 2 arrests made in #geneva in relation to terror investigation Speculation explosives found in car. NO confirmation yet— Imogen Foulkes (@ImogenFoulkes) December 11, 2015
It comes a day after the security alert in the Swiss city was raised to its highest level.
Terrorist State of Alert in Geneva. CIA gave Swiss police info on these 4 gentlemen.
https://t.co/4mJV62ueNqpic.twitter.com/bC14gQN68m— Haven Monahan (@HavenMonahan) December 10, 2015
Police said they were looking for four men connected to last month’s Paris attacks and believed them to be in Geneva or the surrounding region.
A further two men were thought to have come over the border from France in a lorry.
Pierre Maudet: «La menace terroriste devient plus précise» https://t.co/bYDAbRgrXC#Genèvepic.twitter.com/feO1M4EjZ8— Tribune de Genève (@tdgch) December 10, 2015
The number of officers on the streets was immediately increased.
L’inquiétude monte parmi la population genevoise https://t.co/0I3DQvKLAH#Genèvepic.twitter.com/fzDKLPUHrZ— Tribune de Genève (@tdgch) December 10, 2015
Renforcement des fouilles à Palexpo et aux Vernets https://t.co/1uHLWbUmgG#Genèvepic.twitter.com/2zNaypzJWb— Tribune de Genève (@tdgch) December 11, 2015
There was a flurry of security alerts in the city after the new broke.
Alerte au colis suspect à l'#aéroport de #Genève. Une partie de la zone Départs a été évacuée. La brigade de déminage est sur place.— Tribune de Genève (@tdgch) December 11, 2015
Un sac suspect bloque le trafic à Rive https://t.co/tNm4lAGkIm#Genèvepic.twitter.com/3lchQuZ2ew— Tribune de Genève (@tdgch) December 10, 2015