Police operation ends after threat at Zurich high court

Police operation ends after threat at Zurich high court

Wed, Oct 25th 2023

The police operation over a threatening letter sent to the address of the Zurich High Court ended on Tuesday afternoon. Earlier, the courthouse had been evacuated following bomb threats received by various media outlets.

Evacuees at the Zurich courthouse (source: X.com)

Specialists had searched a suspicious object, the Zurich cantonal police said. The operation ended at around 4:45 p.m., they said. A police spokesman did not want to give further details on request of the news agency Keystone-SDA. Only that there was no danger to the population at any time.

The e-mail, which had been sent to the “Blick” and the “Tages-Anzeiger” among others, states that a paint marking had been placed on the building over the weekend. Now an explosive device had been placed. It was sent from a presumably German e-mail address.

A particularly important court case was not scheduled at that time at the high court.

Update: Zurich Police Arrests Sender of Bomb Threat

Zurich cantonal police have identified the sender of Tuesday’s bomb threat at the Superior Court: It is a 44-year-old Swiss national. He has been arrested.

The man was arrested on Wednesday morning, as the cantonal police announced. Why he threatened by e-mail with an explosive device in the high court building is still unclear. This is the subject of further investigations.


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