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Geneva - Heightened Security Alert

Police hunting for suspects in Geneva area as part of Europe-wide investigation.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-35058958
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Police hunting for suspects in Geneva area as part of Europe-wide investigation. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-35058958
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Geneva Police Hunt Terror Suspects as UN Site on Alert

Well this is interesting...

http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/par...l-says-n476746

You have to scroll down past the first story....weird way to run their website.
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Re: Geneva - Heightened Security Alert

Le Matin has pictures of the five terrorism suspects on its website. Unfortunately, their eyes are covered so it might be difficult to identify them other than by their scruffy beards:

http://www.lematin.ch/suisse/photo-c...story/20343108
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Re: Geneva - Heightened Security Alert

Never seen security like it in GVA today .. There was a small protest +/- 100 marching through town shouting about pay and conditions for workers ..

They were probably out numbered by police. Some regular police, some military looking.. I was near the Mt Blanc bridge and two cops past me on little moto bike, the passenger had a sniper rifle strapped to his back. They took up position maybe 200m from the protest and watched through binoculars.

Anyways that's all, nothing crazy happened, just a huge amount of cops for such a small protest.
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Le Matin has pictures of the five terrorism suspects on its website. Unfortunately, their eyes are covered so it might be difficult to identify them other than by their scruffy beards:

http://www.lematin.ch/suisse/photo-c...story/20343108
Well, that really helps to identify them, doesn't it?
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Re: Geneva - Heightened Security Alert

Blimey, I daren't go and buy my 6 chipolatas across the border in case snipers think they're dangerous!
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Re: Geneva - Heightened Security Alert

Depends what costume you'll have on for Escalade, McTAVGE. Anything with long black beard is probably not a good idea but you might get away with your Dolly Parton outfit.
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Depends what costume you'll have on for Escalade, McTAVGE. Anything with long black beard is probably not a good idea but you might get away with your Dolly Parton outfit.
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Well, that really helps to identify them, doesn't it?
They are as recognisable as this:

http://www.20min.ch/schweiz/news/sto...swahl-30506737

Shame, I would have liked to have had more info.
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Re: Geneva - Heightened Security Alert

At Geneva Airport now, I don't see any heightened security, 1 policeman sending texts nothing else !
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At Geneva Airport now, I don't see any heightened security, 1 policeman sending texts nothing else !
Try shouting out "This is for Syria", and then see what happens - they'll come flying from all directions.
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At Geneva Airport now, I don't see any heightened security, 1 policeman sending texts nothing else !
I was there at lunchtime and didn't see anything either. The only police I saw the whole time I was there were two sitting having a coffee.
They didn't even make me take my boots off to go through security.

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I was there at lunchtime and didn't see anything either. The only police I saw the whole time I was there were two sitting having a coffee.


This IS heightened security! Normally, there'd only be just the one!
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Re: Geneva - Heightened Security Alert

We had some police patrolling on our train this afternoon which I hadn't seen before
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Re: Geneva - Heightened Security Alert

I actually didn't see any police, but there were additional armored guards standing outside the Palace of Nations this afternoon.
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Re: Geneva - Heightened Security Alert

I wonder if they'll lock the city like they did in Brussels so that we can enjoy two days off?...nah, this is Geneva, the various striking professions in the last few weeks have managed to create chaos in the city without any terrorists' help!


For info, expats, do not panic: if you see marching bearded men with guns, canons and torches, this is the Escalade Parade!
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Re: Geneva - Heightened Security Alert

Just crossed the border into France & absolutely nobody on either side.
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Re: Geneva - Heightened Security Alert

Yesterday at st gingolph they where making everyone stop and having a decent look in the car, never before have they done that, friend said the tailbacks where getting bad from it.

I have seen more police in Lausanne, today they where at the park and even went in to check the loos, not seen that before either.
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^^^^^^^ Looking for dogging first timers
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