Hotel bomb scare turns into burglary bust

Police and bomb squad spend Saturday morning defusing tense situation

It was an unlucky night for some guests at the Hotel Marriott early Saturday morning who had to be evacuated due to a bomb scare.

At 1:30 in the morning, a 36-year-old man was driving and behaving strangely in front of the hotel causing staff to alert the police fearing the car had a bomb, reports DR.

After police and a bomb squad searched the car and the area no bomb was discovered, however the car contained stolen goods from a recent burglary in the western Copenhagen suburbs.

The search not only caused the evacuation of hotel guests, but also created traffic inconvenience due to the closure of the busy thoroughfare, Kalvebod Brygge. The road was reopened at 9:30 Saturday morning.

James Keiwe, deputy police inspector for the Copenhagen Police, told DR that since the case is now a burglary case in the western suburbs that it has been transferred to Copenhagen West Regional Police.

Police have only said that they have found two suitcases with the alleged stolen goods and would need to investigate further. The man who is also from the Copenhagen suburbs will be questioned and released after the interrogation.





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