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Explosives discovered in Copenhagen
Explosives were discovered by a pedestrian early this morning in Copenhagen's Sydhavn district.
Police received a phone call at 05:38 about the explosives on Borgmester Christiansens Gade and quickly evacuated buildings near the find and closed off the street to traffic.
Bomb sniffing dogs and military explosives experts were called in to investigate and the fire service was also on hand nearby.
The bag of explosives was found several hundred meters from the busy street Sydhavnsgade and several bus routes had to be diverted.
The police said it was a “substantial” find of explosives, though it did not pose a threat to people as they were not prepared to go off.
The military's explosives experts secured the find by placing it in a blast proof trailer that they drove away.
After establishing that there were no more explosives on the street, police reopened the street a little after 8am.
The police are now investigating how military explosives ended up in the south Copenhagen industrial district.