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Police detain man announcing explosive on him at a polling station in Moscow

September 18, 13:45 UTC+3
Moscow’s Mayor Sergei Sobyanin thanked the police
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MOSCOW, September 18. /TASS/. The police have detained at a polling station in central Moscow a man, who had reported an explosive device on him, the law enforcers told TASS on Sunday.

"No explosives were found on him," the police said. "The polling station continues working."

The police inspected the polling station in Armyansky Lane. The man, who came to the polling station, told the police he was carrying an explosive device.

The man did not present any requirements or demands, a source at the law enforcement authorities told TASS.

Moscow’s Mayor Sergei Sobyanin twitted a man threatening to explode a polling station is detained. "We are grateful to the police," he wrote. "At the 10th polling station they detained promptly and professionally a provocateur, who threatened with blast."

Another source at the law enforcement bodies told TASS the police confiscated from the man a device, which looked like a fake explosive device. The source also disclaimed earlier reports in some media claiming there were two men with explosive devices there.

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