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In evacuated Tallinn residential building, man held, dangerous explosives found

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From Tallinn’s nine-storey apartment block, a man is held after security operatives found and removed explosives, after residents were asked to stay out for a night.

Estonian public broadcaster ERR reports on Wednesday, September 11, that Estonia’s Internal Security Service (KAPO) launched an operation at an apartment block in the Haabersti district of the capital, which saw 36 apartments evacuated. Residents were not allowed to return from Tuesday evening to after 9 a.m. on Wednesday.

Tõnu Miilvee, head of the KAPO, stated alter that several dangerous objects were removed from the apartment building.

A man, who lived in the same apartment bloc, has been detained and the ISS is investigating whether any other people were involved.

Prosecutor Eneli Laurits, who is heading proceedings, said that handling explosives in a large apartment building is extremely dangerous and that the prosecution service takes such crimes very seriously.

«The suspect was potentially endangering the life and health of all the residents in the building. Many circumstances still need to be clarified during the criminal proceedings, but the evidence gathered at the moment certainly warrants a request from the prosecution to arrest the suspect,» Laurits added, according to ERR.


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