- Title: AUSTRIA: A MAN CLAIMING TO BE FROM EASTERN EUROPE THREATENS TO BLOW UP A BUS
- Date: 7th October 2003
- Summary: (W5) VIENNA, AUSTRIA (OCTOBER 6, 2003) (REUTERS) 1. WIDE BUS AT SUEDTIOLER PLATZR / POLICE STANDING OUTSIDE ENTRANCE TO BUS; WIDE OF AREA WITH POLICE NEGOTIATORS (3 SHOTS) 0.15 2. MV MEMBERS OF PUBLIC LOOKING ON; POLICE; SLV SPECIAL POLICE CROUCHING BEHIND BUS; WIDE VIEW OF BUS (4 SHOTS) 0.42 3. MV POLICE NEGOTIATOR BOARDING BUS WITH HANDS IN THE AIR; POLICEMAN EXITING BUS; POLICEMAN STANDING OUTSIDE BUS AND COMMUNICATION WITH SUSPECTED BOMBER ON BOARD BUS (MAN ON BOARD BUS ASKED FOR A TELEPHONE); POLICE FETCHING PHONE (3 SHOTS) 1.20 4. MV MAN ON BOARD BUS APPROACHING DOOR AND TAKING PHONE / MAKING PHONE CALL; SCU POLICEMAN LOOKING THROUGH BINOCULARS (2 SHOTS) 1.56 5. SLV MAN ON BOARD BUS GIVING HIMSELF UP TO POLICE / TAKING OFF SWEATER AND TROUSERS TO SHOW THAT HE IS NOT CARRYING A BOMB; MAN EXITING BUS WITH HANDS IN THE AIR 2.15 6. MV POLICE CHARGING TOWARDS MAN AND PLACING HIM ON THE GROUND; POLICE SEARCHING THE MAN AND TAKING OFF MAN'S CLOTHES; POLICE LOADING SUSPECT INTO WHITE VAN (3 SHOTS) 2.41 7. SLV WHITE VAN DRIVING AWAY 2.45 8. WIDE OF SUEDTRIOLER PLATZ / MEMBERS OF PUBLIC LOOKING ON 2.48 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
- Embargoed: 22nd October 2003 13:00
- Location: VIENNA, AUSTRIA
- Country: Austria
- Reuters ID: LVA8FL25EU3XV12208G5GPXIJ065
- Story Text: A man claiming to be from Eastern Europe has
threatened to blow up a bus in Vienna.
A 46-year-old man, travelling to Vienna from the
Slovak capital Bratislava, threatened to blow himself up
aboard a bus on Monday (October 6).
The man, who spoke Czech, told passengers on the bus
that arrived from Eastern Europe that he had a bomb on
The man first released all the passengers and later
requested the media to be present. He then told police that
he needed to make a phone call.
Police at the scene handed the man a phone and after a
two-hour standoff, he decided to give himself up.
Police, who quickly stormed towards the man, threw him
down on the ground and carried out a thorough search.
The man was detained and police drove him away from
It remains unclear what the man's motive and
intentions were, and whether he had an actual explosive
device on him.
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