The police blew up this suspicious suitcase only to find a bunch of coconuts inside
Authorities at Rome’s Fiumicino airport blew up a suspicious suitcase but what they found inside turned out to be harmless
On October 1, Freelance journalist Ned Donovan reported that the Italian police had quarantined Rome’s Fiumicino airport to blow up a suspicious bag that ended up only containing a bunch of coconuts and some clothes. The incident had occurred in terminal 3.
“The Italian police have just blown up someone’s bag in Rome Airport and are now going through someone’s pants,” he tweeted. “Amazing, the Italian police have blown up a bag full of coconuts and have now reopened Rome airport.”
Donovan later said that the “whole thing took at least 15 minutes” and “They stopped anyone going airside while dealing with it and no one was allowed to come into the terminal.” Donovan also reported that the authorities blew up the suitcase while many people were still inside the terminal – some as close as 30 feet away.
There’s so much about this incident that I enjoyed and also felt so Italian. They blew up what they thought was a bomb in the middle of the airport while people were about 10 metres away, and then when it was destroyed the police just wandered off and left it to be cleaned up— Ned Donovan (@Ned_Donovan) October 1, 2018
It did not take the people of Twitter long to add in their commentary about the situation.
“Please do not leave your coconuts unattended in the airport.”— Amanda Haugland (@Ovis_Obscura) October 1, 2018
“What if it’s really a bomb?”— just Another Dead Weirdo (@dead_weirdo) October 1, 2018
“Hmm. Good point. How big are bombs? About 30 feet? Tell that crowd to back up about 30 feet.”
In the criminal justice system, coconut based offenses are considered especially heinous.— JOPLMBO (@joplmbo) October 1, 2018
In Rome, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious coconuts are members of an elite squad known as the Exlploding Coconut Unit. These are their stories .
*gonk, gonk!* https://t.co/R6clJK2vbx
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