Mine in US embassy’s staff member did not pose threat to passengers - State Department
- 10 March 2019
The US authorities are aware of the incident occurred in the Sheremetyevo Airport (Moscow), where a US embassy staff member attempted to carry a bomb with a fuse but confirmed that the item did not pose any threat to other passengers, a spokesperson of the US State Department told, ONAreports quoting TASS.
"We are aware of an incident today at Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow involving an individual from the U.S. Embassy·. The situation has been resolved and the individual was allowed to depart Russia after authorities removed the item from his luggage. There was ·no danger presented to any traveler," the spokesperson said.
A US embassy staff member attempted to enter Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport on Saturday morning carrying a bomb with a fuse but with no explosives in his luggage, a source in the Russian Foreign Ministry told earlier.
The US staff member said he was leaving Russia as his assignment at the US embassy was over and claimed to have bought the bomb for his personal collection. The bomb was seized from the man who then took a flight to New York.