Bomb Alert at Spain's Atocha Train Station
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A suspected suicide bomber has been held at Atocha railway station in Madrid after claiming to have left a bomb on a train.
According to reports in Spanish media, the man said he left a rucksack containing an explosive device on board.
The station was evacuated as security officials searched the trains, however, police have since confirmed that the incident was a false alarm, Sky News reported.
Police sources told Europa Press the backpack was found to contain just a bottle of water and no explosives.
The railway station was the scene of the terror bombings in 2004, which saw an al Qaeda-inspired terror cell target packed morning commuter trains, killing 191 people and injuring 1,800.
The devices exploded almost simultaneously and the bombings occurred a few days before scheduled elections.