December 21, 2010
ROME (Reuters) – A suspected explosive device found in an empty underground train carriage in Rome Tuesday could not have blown up because it lacked a detonator, police said.
Earlier, Rome transport authority ATAC had said the device, described by police as rudimentary, could have exploded.
“It didn’t have a detonator, it couldn’t explode,” a spokesman for the Carabinieri, Italy’s paramilitary police force, told Reuters by telephone.
He said it contained a small quantity of explosive powder.
This article was posted: Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 2:33 pm