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Monaco’s bomb squad was called out on Thursday afternoon after a passenger found a package, the size of a shoebox, apparently left on a seat and raised the alarm.
At about 2:30 pm, police and members of Monaco’s specialist bomb squad boarded the bus, which had pulled over at a bus stop on boulevard d’Italie. Every precaution was taken and the bus evacuated.
Half an hour after the alarm was first raised, the all-clear was given once the security team found that the suspicious box was empty.
In other travel news: Over the Easter weekend, trucks will be banned on French highways from 10 pm on Saturday, April 15, until 10 pm on Monday, April 17.
In Italy, the prohibition will start earlier, from 2 pm until 10 pm on Friday, April 14, from 9 am until 4 pm on Saturday, from 9 am until 10 pm on Sunday and Monday, April 17.
An incredible 12-month time lapse video showing the creation of Monaco’s mammoth land extension project has just been released.
Monaco has a new bailiff, or huissier as known locally, who was sworn in earlier this week.
General crime rates in the Principality dropped by a significant 16% between the years 2016 and 2019, and street crime by an impressive 52%.
As part of the newly approved Palais Honoria housing project, a gantry will be installed above Boulevard de Belgique, creating temporary traffic impediments in the area.