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US consulate in Zurich evacuated

The American consulate in Zurich has been evacuated after workers found a suspicious package in the entryway on Monday morning.

The plastic bag had anti-American messages on it, including the words, “for your SWAT team”.


https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/suspici...uated/43689192
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Re: US consulate in Zurich evacuated

It's hard enough to get an appointment there as it is and, to top it off, their office equipment is dismally out of date.

Their answer to a SWAT team is probably a fly swatter. I really feel for the people working at that office.

Hope it's nothing serious and the person gets caught.
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Must be a thank you from the PLO
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Re: US consulate in Zurich evacuated

I just got an email from the embassy in Bern, stating that due to police activity in the area, the embassy is closed today. Wonder if they are related.
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Re: US consulate in Zurich evacuated

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I just got an email from the embassy in Bern, stating that due to police activity in the area, the embassy is closed today. Wonder if they are related.
Yes, they are related. The email comes from the embassy in Bern, but specifically states that the consulate in Zurich is closed:

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Agency Zurich Closed Today, November 20, 2017

Due to police activity in the area, the Consular Agency in Zurich is closed for today, November 20, 2017.

If you have an appointment today, please reschedule through the regular appointment process.
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Yes, they are related. The email comes from the embassy in Bern, but specifically states that the consulate in Zurich is closed:
Whoops, sorry.....misread the email.
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