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Suspect package detonated in Monaco paddock

A suspect package left in the Monaco paddock had to be dealt with by bomb disposal experts late on Thursday evening.
A second appearance by bomb disposal experts in as many years created consternation on the opening night of the Monaco Grand Prix, as they carried out a controlled explosion on a suspect package.

A plastic container was found discarded near the media centre after much of the F1 fraternity had left for parties or their overnight accommodation, but several journalists tweeted that they had been evacuated while the detonation took place. Onlookers were also twice moved away from the area in order for the experts to go about their work.

The box was later found to contain nothing more sinister than cables but, given the clientele attracted to the jewel in F1's crown, no-one was prepared to take the risk that it could have been anything more dangerous.

Last year's incident involved a bag left lying around the paddock on race day but, on that occasion, no explosion was deemed necessary.

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Stuart - Unregistered

May 25, 2012 12:07 PM

"Fire at force india, Then williams . Now this look like some one try to stop F1" Cant help but feel that if someone wanted to stop F1 they'd go a little further than leaving a box of old cables in the paddock.

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