Abandoned can at Kolkata Metro Railway station creates bomb scare
A stray can was found close to one of the escalators in the Rabindra Sadan metro station that caused panic but primarily it seems to be a hoax.kolkata Updated: May 26, 2018 12:47 IST
An abandoned can lying near an escalator at Rabindra Sadan station on Saturday created a flutter as commuters suspected it to be a bomb which turned out to be a hoax, metro railway officials said.
However, train services remained unaffected, a metro railway spokesperson said.
Police said soon after receiving information around 11:10 am, bomb squad officials with sniffer dog reached the spot and began investigation.
A detailed report is awaited.
A senior officer of Bhawanipur Police Station said a stray can was found close to one of the escalators in the Rabindra Sadan metro station that caused panic but primarily it seems to be a hoax.
The can has been taken out for further investigation, he said.