Thursday, 24 March 2016

Bomb scare at radio station in Argentina during President Obama's visit

President Barack Obama and his family, arrives at the international Buenos Aires airport, Argentina, early Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Obama is on a two day official visit to Argentina. (AP/Natacha Pisarenko)
Argentina Police apprehended a man who allegedly walked into a radio station in possession with a belt carrying fireworks and threatening to use them as explosives.

The ministry security says police arrested journalist Carlos Alberto Serbali in the office of state-run Radio Nacional in downtown Buenos Aires after he threatened to detonate a bomb inside the radio station on Wednesday.

President Barack Obama is on a two-day visit to Argentina and security measures have been heightened after the terrorist attack in Belgium. The building is located about a mile from the presidential palace where Obama met Argentine President Mauricio Macri.

Security Minister Patricia Bullrich tells the government's Telam news agency that authorities are still investigating the case and that she hopes the incident is unrelated to Obama's visit. 

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