Alarming package found near German Consulate in Istanbul reveals sweets, cologne
Alarm was raised over suspicious package delivered to the German Consulate in Istanbul’s Gümüşsuyu district on Dec. 14, however its contents turned out only to be candies and cologne, Doğan News Agency has reported.
The package had alarmed consulate security personnel and prompted the temporary closure of the İnönü Road, where the consulate is located, to vehicle and pedestrian traffic after the package was delivered at 2 p.m. local time.
Bomb-dismantling teams were sent to the scene along with police, entering the cordoned-off area by the consulate’s entrance. They first had K-9 dogs inspect the package and then placed a detonator on it.
However, crime scene investigation units reported that the blasted package contained sweets and cologne, which were then taken away for further inspections.
The nearby French Consulate also took precautions, as police officers were assigned to the area.