Looking for explosives in bank in Marx Street during Putin’s visit (photo)

Employees of “Belarusbank” situated in Karl Marx Street, 8 noticed an abandoned case at about 11 a.m. It turned out that a 50-year-old man had left it there. Witnesses have informed Euroradio about it. Employees called the police and policemen decided to ask field engineers for help. Poeple were evacuated from the bank and the neighbouring cafes.

The part of the street was cordoned off at 11.20 a.m. – policemen and people in plain clothes did not let pedestrians and transport pass and evacuated all the employees and visitors from the neighbouring institutions, shops and cafes.

Euroradio has managed to talk to a visitor of the bank who was present there when the case was found. The woman said that a man had left the case – he put it near the till at first and then he moved it towards the wall and left.

The case was examined by a robot and a dog, removed from the room and blown up. There were documents and the owner’s passport, a CD and some papers in the case. They were not damaged by the explosion because the case was made of metal.