Panic on Trabzon bus after passenger’s blood pressure device cable mistaken for bomb
TRABZONA passenger on a public bus in the Black Sea province of Trabzon was mistakenly denounced as a suicide bomber due to cables sagging from her coat on Dec. 13, daily Habertürk has reported.
The incident occurred on a public bus in the Pelitli neighborhood of the Ortahisar district, three days after the Dec. 10 twin bomb attacks in the heart of the Istanbul, which killed 44 people and injured hundreds.
One of the passengers, identified as 50-year-old Güner Y., shouted a warning about “a suicide bomber on the bus” after seeing cables under the coat of the passenger sitting in front.
Güner Y. rushed to the driver and demanded that he stop the bus, after which the other passengers started punching the windows and doors of the bus in order to get out.
It was later revealed that Güner Y. suffered from high blood pressure, and the cables sighted on the alleged “suicide bomber” belonged to a device used to measure patients’ blood pressure.
After the mistake was realized, passengers were calmed down and returned to the bus again.