Abandoned can at Kolkata Metro Railway station creates bomb scare
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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
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Kolkata
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Police said soon after receiving information around 11:10 am, bomb squad officials with sniffer dog reached the spot and began investigation.(File photo)

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.

First Published: May 26, 2018 12:44 IST