Swiss authorities arrest two Syrians with traces of explosives in car

Two Syrian nationals were arrested in Geneva on Friday and traces of explosives were found in their car, the local newspaper Tribune de Geneve and Swiss television said.

The newspaper gave no details on the identity of the two men or the circumstances of their arrest. It said it was unclear whether the arrests were linked to a heightened security alert Geneva authorities had declared last Thursday. It remained in effect at level 3 on a scale of 5.

  • Dana Garcia

    What’s the statistical norm of Syrian cars with bomb traces? Europe police need to do a poll.

  • tom_billesley

    Possible chemical attack planned?

    The two suspects are accused of the ‘manufacture, concealment and transport of explosives and toxic gases’, the federal prosecutor’s office said in a statement.

  • Clink9

    C’mon, who hasn’t had traces of explosives in their car at some point?

  • tom_billesley

    Has Obama shared with Trudeau?

    [Google translate] This increased vigilance based on information provided by US intelligence. Four men, whose photo was circulated among law enforcement, with noms de guerre, are actively sought. We know little about these people. And according to CNN sources, a communication was recently intercepted: extremists linked to the Islamic State Group (EI), spoke of the idea of ​​attacking Geneva. But also Toronto (Canada) and Chicago (USA).

    Withdrawing the CF-18’s did the trick.

  • BillyHW

    Their explosives diversify and strengthen us.

  • simus1

    Probably just a misunderstanding.
    You would think that the Swiss, of all people, would be familiar with all the nuances that are involved in “selling insurance”.