Fake suicide bomber causes panic in southeastern province
Police cordoned off a square kilometer in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır yesterday after officers were alerted to the presence of a man in a park wearing what appeared to be a suicide bomb, Doğan news agency reported. Subsequent inspection, however, revealed the man to be wearing a fake bomb.
Police teams and the bomb squad immediately rushed to the park and launched an operation to defuse the bomb after receiving the tip. The man asked for the police’s help in removing the vest after authorities contacted him via a cell phone that was brought to his location by a remote-control robot.
The man was detained after it was revealed that the alleged bomb was a fake system.
The fake suicide bomber reportedly had psychological problems and made such attempts before.