Argentine Military Scrambles After Bomb Threat Against Presidential Palace

www.oann.com | 5/13/2019 | Staff
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BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentina’s military and federal police scrambled to secure the presidential palace in Buenos Aires on Monday after a bomb threat made while President Mauricio Macri was in the building, just hours after a man was arrested trying to enter with a gun.

The threat against Casa Rosada was made via a phone call in which a person indicated a plan to put a bomb inside a car, the office of Argentina’s Secretary General told Reuters.

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The military activated its protocol for such threats, and a team was dispatched to check and secure the entrances of Casa Rosada, the presidential palace and seat of national government. No car containing explosives was found, and the building was not evacuated.

“There is no possibility of a bomb entering without detecting it,” an official from the office of the secretary general said.

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Local media reported that another threat was made against a congressional office and a response team was also on the scene there. The city has faced false bomb threats before, including ahead of a...
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