Creating a buzz: Sex toy sparks bomb scare at German gambling hall

  • AFP, Berlin
  • Updated: Apr 06, 2016 18:47 IST
German police brought in a bomb squad and evacuated a gambling hall when they heard a strange noise emanating from a garbage can (Representational Image: Shutterstock)

A strange noise emanating from a garbage can prompted the German Police to call the bomb squad and evacuation of about 90 people at a gambling hall on Tuesday night. However, the authorities were left red-faced after the source of the humming sound turned out to be a sex toy.

Authorities cleared the people from the business and nearby premises and closed off a street in the eastern town of Halberstadt, after a staff member heard suspicious vibrations echoing from a metal garbage bin in the men’s toilet, police said.

Three explosives experts of the Office of Criminal Investigation in the state of Saxony-Anhalt were called in and cautiously examined the contents of the bin -- only to find the offending object to be not a bomb, but a battery-powered penis ring.

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