BREAKING: Costa del Sol on high alert after explosion in Marbella apartment block while bomb squad called to suspicious package in Puerto Banus

It comes after a similar package was found in Sevilla yesterday

LAST UPDATED: 5 Jan, 2017 @ 12:54
0
SHARE

Suspect package
Suspect package

A BOMB squad has been called to Puerto Banus to investigate a suspicious package.

The roads surrounding the Playas del Duque area have been closed off after a suspicious black suitcase was spotted by authorities.

Meanwhile a blast in an apartment block in nearby San Pedro has left a man seriously burnt.

Olive Press sources say he has been rushed to hospital while others are being attended to.

It has initially been put down to a ‘gas cannister explosion’ while police investigate further.

A National Police source in Malaga has told the Olive Press that Andalucia has been placed on high alert level 4 and that authorities will be on extra guard, especially between January 5 – 8.

The source said there have been fears of an ‘imminent attack for weeks’.

A Guardia Civil source meanwhile told the Olive Press the police controls are at the highest they have been ‘in a year, everyone is on high alert’.

There have been claims that police plan to use a high-tech scrambling device for mobile phones in areas of high tourist and public concentration for the Reyes processions on January 5.

More to follow…

BE THE FIRST TO COMMENT...

The Olive Press are not responsible and do not moderate individual comments before they are posted. Anyone who uses racist, sexist, homophobic or xenophobic language or hate speech will be blocked.

HAVE YOUR SAY...