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Bomb threat in Basel?

Does anyone have information concerning the bomb threat that occurred on Friday in Basel?

From what I heard the Barfusserplatz area was evacuated and numerous trams diverted/disrupted.
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Old 26.04.2015, 22:59
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Re: Bomb threat in Basel?

Not much more info apart from the fact Basel doesn't have a bomb squad so some were sent from Zurich to check out an abandoned bag/case left in the Tinguely fountain.

http://www.blick.ch/news/schweiz/bas...id3695921.html
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Re: Bomb threat in Basel?

Heard something on the radio, yesterday, about an unattended black suitcase, being cause for concern, but turned out to be no threat.

Didn't catch the whole story, as it was only a quick sub-headline and I was driving, at the time.
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Heard something on the radio, yesterday, about an unattended black suitcase, being cause for concern, but turned out to be no threat.

Didn't catch the whole story, as it was only a quick sub-headline and I was driving, at the time.

Basel is an hour away from Zürich or less, while intra-Zürich routes need half an hour . So that a co-operation makes sense.


And already in the past, combined groups of cops from Zürich and Basel operated throughout Switzerland and in the Elsass/Alsace, Baden-Württemberg and Vorarlberg.
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Re: Bomb threat in Basel?

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Not much more info apart from the fact Basel doesn't have a bomb squad so some were sent from Zurich to check out an abandoned bag/case left in the Tinguely fountain.

http://www.blick.ch/news/schweiz/bas...id3695921.html
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Basel is an hour away from Zürich or less, while intra-Zürich routes need half an hour . So that a co-operation makes sense.


And already in the past, combined groups of cops from Zürich and Basel operated throughout Switzerland and in the Elsass/Alsace, Baden-Württemberg and Vorarlberg.
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FTFY - wrong post quoted in above reply

The specialists got there from Zürich
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Re: Bomb threat in Basel?

I would say it is ridiculous that Basel doesn't have a bomb squad, and that had it been a bomb it would have made a nice boom before the Zurich squad got there, but then I think, why would anyone even want to bomb Basel? 1) it's in switzerland and is neutral. 2) it's hardly the best place to bomb in Switzerland if you do have a bone to pick with the country.

Would also leave the perp nowhere to go, as a proper bomb would also affect Germany and France too and they're the closest borders. Making an enemy of 3 countries at once. Hmmm clever move lol.

Here's an idea. the flap of a laptop bag wouldn't be heavy enough to hold back a trigger or cause a switch to be flipped. Just flick it back and see what's inside lol save a lot of mantime and evacuations - but then I guess the police would stay bored, stopping people in foreign cars for sh*ts and giggles.
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Re: Bomb threat in Basel?

You clearly have no clue about explosive devices or police and military operations.. best stick with what you know.
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You clearly have no clue about explosive devices or police and military operations.. best stick with what you know.
SO because I say police are generally not that busy since crime rates are low and terrorism in switzerland is non-existant, you turn to negative comments? And I think I should know about military operations since I live right beside the St. Luzisteig military base. Thanks but I know enough.
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SO because I say police are generally not that busy since crime rates are low and terrorism in switzerland is non-existant, you turn to negative comments? And I think I should know about military operations since I live right beside the St. Luzisteig military base. Thanks but I know enough.
Are you on some sort of drugs?
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Are you on some sort of drugs?
I must be since I keep replying to obvious trolls.
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SO because I say police are generally not that busy since crime rates are low and terrorism in switzerland is non-existant, you turn to negative comments? And I think I should know about military operations since I live right beside the St. Luzisteig military base. Thanks but I know enough.
Your comments about basel not having a bomb squad and triggers said more than enough. It's prob best you leave it at that.
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Your comments about basel not having a bomb squad and triggers said more than enough. It's prob best you leave it at that.
Try reading previous posts. I am relaying information from another poster regarding the bomb squads being called in from Zurich due to Basel not having one.

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Not much more info apart from the fact Basel doesn't have a bomb squad so some were sent from Zurich to check out an abandoned bag/case left in the Tinguely fountain.

http://www.blick.ch/news/schweiz/bas...id3695921.html
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I would say it is ridiculous that Basel doesn't have a bomb squad, and that had it been a bomb it would have made a nice boom before the Zurich squad got there, but then I think, why would anyone even want to bomb Basel? 1) it's in switzerland and is neutral. 2) it's hardly the best place to bomb in Switzerland if you do have a bone to pick with the country.

Would also leave the perp nowhere to go, as a proper bomb would also affect Germany and France too and they're the closest borders. Making an enemy of 3 countries at once. Hmmm clever move lol.

Here's an idea. the flap of a laptop bag wouldn't be heavy enough to hold back a trigger or cause a switch to be flipped. Just flick it back and see what's inside lol save a lot of mantime and evacuations - but then I guess the police would stay bored, stopping people in foreign cars for sh*ts and giggles.

A Basel bomb might be confronted by a Basel bomb squad arriving half an hour later. BUT might explode some 10 minutes after the alert. So what.




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SO because I say police are generally not that busy since crime rates are low and terrorism in switzerland is non-existant, you turn to negative comments? And I think I should know about military operations since I live right beside the St. Luzisteig military base. Thanks but I know enough.

RELAX please. But exactly the fairly busy police force is one of the reasons for the relatively low crime rate. St Luzisteig is outdated not least as the cannons look North and West. The base is mainly used for the EK forces of the Artillery and rather a kind of Artillerie-Altersheim&Museum. Yes, I for some bad reasons failed to become a GEFREITER (halfway between soldier and corporal) but my colleague, a FOURIER-GEHILFE paved the way to the explosives-troops of the MINEUR-TRUPPEN which at least was interesting, whenever those things will be done electronically from central locations in future
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A Basel bomb might be confronted by a Basel bomb squad arriving half an hour later. BUT might explode some 10 minutes after the alert. So what.
RELAX please. But exactly the fairly busy police force is one of the reasons for the relatively low crime rate. St Luzisteig is outdated not least as the cannons look North and West. The base is mainly used for the EK forces of the Artillery and rather a kind of Artillerie-Altersheim&Museum. Yes, I for some bad reasons failed to become a GEFREITER (halfway between soldier and corporal) but my colleague, a FOURIER-GEHILFE paved the way to the explosives-troops of the MINEUR-TRUPPEN which at least was interesting, whenever those things will be done electronically from central locations in future
I just find it incredibly awesome to be in a country which has a military but doesn't have to use it for conventional means. Seeing the Swiss Military come into Liechtenstein after being bought out by Microsoft for the Halo launch, quite a memorable moment. That event was held right outside my apartment window lol. Other than that all I basically hear of the Military is them driving around in light army vehicles going to/from training camps and/or them training up on the fields in Luzisteig - and of course all the loud cannon shots lol.

I only say that the police must be bored because up until last month, my wife had a car with a british licence plate. Swiss police would constantly stop her just because of that fact, even though driving EU plated cars in FL/CH is perfectly legal, hell people from DE/AT are always here, and yet they held some issue with GB plates. I say until last month because the lease contract finally expired so we were able to get the lease providers to collect it and take it back to England for us.
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why would anyone even want to bomb Basel?
With the canton of Jura at our door step, one never knows... revise your Swiss history.
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With the canton of Jura at our door step, one never knows... revise your Swiss history.
lol are you referring to the seperation movement from Bern in the 1970s? that's quite a long time ago now.

I dunno, I just always got the impression that modern crime rates (around 400-500k crimes in 2010, more than half of which were speeding fines) that people in Switzerland are generally happy and more friendly than other countries. I do notice in Switzerland that even if you do speak a little german (my knowledge is around equivalent of a Goethe B1) they will sometimes go out of their way to speak English with you haha. My local Migros, a staff member had to speak to me once in English there to do with loading a prepaid card and she refused to speak with me in German now.

Pair that with the general high standard of living, yeah please excuse me if I falsely thought people didn't feel the need to commit crimes like they do in the UK, USA etc where people steal because they can't afford food.
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lol are you referring to the seperation movement from Bern in the 1970s? that's quite a long time ago now.

I dunno, I just always got the impression that modern crime rates (around 400-500k crimes in 2010, more than half of which were speeding fines) that people in Switzerland are generally happy and more friendly than other countries. I do notice in Switzerland that even if you do speak a little german (my knowledge is around equivalent of a Goethe B1) they will sometimes go out of their way to speak English with you haha. My local Migros, a staff member had to speak to me once in English there to do with loading a prepaid card and she refused to speak with me in German now.

Pair that with the general high standard of living, yeah please excuse me if I falsely thought people didn't feel the need to commit crimes like they do in the UK, USA etc where people steal because they can't afford food.

The high standard of living is not special if you deduct the costs of living. THE rich Country is LUXEMBURG. That some thieves steal because they cannot afford things is clear but the majority of thieves simply feel pressed by the offer and the high prices of things they like or are semi-professionals trading with stolen goods. This applies to all of Western Europe.




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I only say that the police must be bored because up until last month, my wife had a car with a british licence plate. Swiss police would constantly stop her just because of that fact, even though driving EU plated cars in FL/CH is perfectly legal, hell people from DE/AT are always here, and yet they held some issue with GB plates. I say until last month because the lease contract finally expired so we were able to get the lease providers to collect it and take it back to England for us.




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I only say that the police must be bored because up until last month, my wife had a car with a british licence plate. Swiss police would constantly stop her just because of that fact, even though driving EU plated cars in FL/CH is perfectly legal, hell people from DE/AT are always here, and yet they held some issue with GB plates. I say until last month because the lease contract finally expired so we were able to get the lease providers to collect it and take it back to England for us.
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A compliment to your wife. Swiss Police does NOT stop People with British licence plates usually.




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AND, to have it mentioned, Zürich in the BALGRIST UNI.SPITAL does have a centre for the care of paralyzed persons, but sends severe cases to THE centre in Basel near the Airport. MUBA, the Exhibition Company of both Basel and ZüSPA, the Exhibition Company of Zürich, merged a while ago. I at the beginning saw it as a weird Thing (ä richtigi Schnapsidee) but they in the meantime have proven that it is a splendid thing. To Paraphrase JFK separately there is not much we can do, but combined there is almost nothing we cannot do


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Zürich and Basel by train and by car are just an hour apart and in fact make good partners in lots of respects. True, both sides joke about the other, and the best thing of the other side is the express train back. Basel and Zürich are a bit like Sydney and Melbourne, while Bern is a bit of Canberra and Geneva and Lausanne like Fremantle/Perth

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Try reading previous posts. I am relaying information from another poster regarding the bomb squads being called in from Zurich due to Basel not having one.
Keep digging.. maybe you can climb back out.
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The high standard of living is not special if you deduct the costs of living. THE rich Country is LUXEMBURG. That some thieves steal because they cannot afford things is clear but the majority of thieves simply feel pressed by the offer and the high prices of things they like or are semi-professionals trading with stolen goods. This applies to all of Western Europe.
Granted people in Switzerland do have to pay a hell of a high price to survive. 3500 can barely get you by - with 2/3 of that gone just from rent and basic health insurance alone. Most people in a relationship however get over 7k per month combined, if they struggle to survive on that, they're doing something wrong.


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A compliment to your wife. Swiss Police does NOT stop People with British licence plates usually.
Either you have never driven a GB plated car in switzerland or your police in your specific area is more laid back. Ostschweiz have some of the more prejudice police out there I think, moreso in Sargans and Truebbach. Seems to be less common around Buchs SG but it does happen. Never been stopped around Zurich or St. Gallen City to be honest, so views can obviously differ based on the local force. When she did get stopped however, what was interesting is the first question they asked was "Why is this car here?". Would have loved to reply "because it's not illegal to drive an EU issued car in Switzerland" but that would have probably caused more trouble than it was worth lol. Even more hilarious is when they ask "Where is this car from?" even though it has a clear as hell GB plate on the back of it and a very distinct plate numbering system that all police forces in europe should be aware of by now, especially considering the number of tourists who come through Switzerland for Skiing in the Alps.



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AND, to have it mentioned, Zürich in the BALGRIST UNI.SPITAL does have a centre for the care of paralyzed persons, but sends severe cases to THE centre in Basel near the Airport. MUBA, the Exhibition Company of both Basel and ZüSPA, the Exhibition Company of Zürich, merged a while ago. I at the beginning saw it as a weird Thing (ä richtigi Schnapsidee) but they in the meantime have proven that it is a splendid thing. To Paraphrase JFK separately there is not much we can do, but combined there is almost nothing we cannot do
Not sure what you're trying to get across here. Looks out of context and is quite confusing. Maybe you could clarify of the importance to my message? Not trying to dig, just confused lol


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Zürich and Basel by train and by car are just an hour apart and in fact make good partners in lots of respects. True, both sides joke about the other, and the best thing of the other side is the express train back. Basel and Zürich are a bit like Sydney and Melbourne, while Bern is a bit of Canberra and Geneva and Lausanne like Fremantle/Perth
Do Zurich and Basel share the same train line? Shame of it for me is that I am in the Ostwind SBB region and that only goes as far as Zug, so prices are quite hefty to go further (aka to Zurich) by train.
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