Bomb Scare in Bern Church

Country: Switzerland

Date of incident: March 2, 2018

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private



A 21-year-old Afghan man was arrested in Bern on March 2nd after he threatened to blow up the Heiliggeistkirche (Church of the Holy Spirit) near the main train station. Witnesses reported unusual behavior to the police. Upon arrival, police found the man in possession of "suspicious objects" which were later neutralized. The church was evacuated and the area around the church was sealed off for hours.

Source: Swiss Info


Photo: "baldachin" by Martin Abegglen, (CC BY-SA 2.0)


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