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Police investigate Gothenburg bomb threat

TT/The Local · 30 Oct 2010, 08:02

Published: 30 Oct 2010 08:02 GMT+02:00

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"We are working frenetically to try to clarify it," said police spokesperson Björn Blixter.

There is currently no identified suspect and the threat has not been considered immediate enough to cordon off areas of the city.

"We are not advising against anyone visiting central Gothenburg," said Blixter.

The police learned of the bomb threat on Friday. The warning came, according to police, from a reliable source.

"We are in a situation where we can not rule out the threat being carried out," said Carina Persson at Gothenburg police.

Persson also said that there were no established connections to terrorists or terrorist organizations, information which has also been confirmed by the Security Service (Säpo).

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The Security Service raised the terror alert in Sweden to "elevated" due to an increased threat level.

"We then spoke of a specific threat as a reason for why we raised the terror alert. At the moment we have no information which connects this threat to the information regarding a bomb threat in Gothenburg," said Patrik Peter at Säpo on Friday.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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10:27 October 30, 2010 by Rishonim
Slowly but surely we are moving to an unstable country. I don't recognize the country any more
10:47 October 30, 2010 by trackmeifyoucan
yes I just got here two months ago and am not permanently staying, a man was killed nearby, snipers , threats etc. It's sad to see that the world in general is getting to this level..
11:28 October 30, 2010 by Verygooodman
every country should know that they'll have a Panic as long as they are getting more Unfairnes, i see Swidish goverment acting like the US by how they are dealing with Terror.

you should be treated as you treat to others.
12:29 October 30, 2010 by Craptastical
@Verygoodman I can understand that English is not your native language, and that you struggle with it a bit, but I have some questions about your post....

First, what the hell is a "Unfairnes"?

Second, how is the Swedish gov't acting like the US when it comes to dealing with terror?

And where does "you should be treated as you treat to others." come into play here?

I honestly think that you're a blabbering idiot who doesn't make sense no matter which language is spoken.
12:51 October 30, 2010 by unforgiven
@ Craptastical

And you surely know what language to speak: HATRED!

I am sorry for you...
12:58 October 30, 2010 by StockholmSam

You are incorrect when you say "you should be treated as you treat to others (sic)." That is like saying "an eye for an eye" which is the barbaric method of middle eastern societies that are living a pre-medieval way of life and cannot interact well with the rest of the world that has moved way beyond that mentality. And by your logic, Sweden should send more bombs into the middle east. That would be treating them as they treat us.

To build a better society, we should treat others better than they treat us. Unfortunately, that is tough when suicide bombers threaten from all directions. To treat their cultures better after they bomb us would only serve to reinforce their distorted view that suicide bombs are achieving their objectives.
12:59 October 30, 2010 by max2maximum
Unforgiven well said......... \m/
13:14 October 30, 2010 by rafa1981
Another new to spread fear, so they have an information and instead of investigate thye publish it to spread panic, the intentions are clear.

I don´t know who is more pathetic, the media or the people that believes that crap.

Someone is burning the fire here, for one side we have terrorist news to align the natives versus the immigrants and by the other side new like the killer of Malmö aligning non-natives against natives, then when we fight the people that caused this situation will watch us eating popcorn, and when finished they will offer us loans to rebuild the country.
13:15 October 30, 2010 by ericrufinosiah
99.99 % of Native Swedish are God fearing and that was why so many refugees and immigrants were welcomed to Sweden but then among them of course were

economic refugees and migrants who lives on the innocent ignorant native Swedish.
14:21 October 30, 2010 by janswed
In a recent survey 65% of swedes do not believe in a skydaddy, youre 99.99% is somewhat of.
14:33 October 30, 2010 by Petzlx
Sweden is a country whose citizens are raised by Christian ethics (twhat you do, the way you help)

Moslems do not have these ethics (and why all Islamic run countries are shitholes)

The only countries welcoming Moslem refugees are the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, most European countries and a few in South America. What do they all have in common? They have a Christian historical tradition - not an Islamic Sharia history.

Population experts believe Sweden will become another Islamic shithole in as little as five years. Where will Moslems flee to then.

By the way Islam is not a race nor is it a religion. Islam is nothing more than a violent political system intent on becoming a power
22:48 October 30, 2010 by Craptastical
@unforgiven and @max2maximum

How exactly is what I wrote hate? How I read Verygooodman's post is more or less "you deserve it" with nothing to back it up.

First, how has Sweden's response to terror threats been like the US, and in what way is it deemed negative?

And the other part of the post that doesn't mix well with me at all is the "you should be treated as you treat to others" portion of that. I'm guessing the poster meant treating immigrants bad? If that's the argument, it's pretty weak. Compare what Sweden does for asylum seekers and refugees to other countries and then get back to me. Mmmmkay?

That post is the same as hearing "a woman was raped" and responding with "well she probably deserved it". It's flawed in so many ways it's not even funny. And the worse part is that there are two dolts who agree with him.
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