Large WW2 bomb being defused in Vienna
The Local · 6 Feb 2015, 13:47
Published: 06 Feb 2015 13:47 GMT+01:00
- Police arrest Vienna bomb hoax caller (06 Feb 15)
- Bomb threat at Streif downhill ski race (25 Jan 15)
- False bomb alarm at Salzburg station (20 Jan 15)
- Deadly secret hidden in firewood (02 Dec 14)
The bomb disposal squad of the Federal Army is working to make safe a 250 kg bomb found during construction.
Update: the bomb was destroyed in a controlled demolition at 13:00. The operation was completed safely, leaving a crater among the trees in a wooded area.
Around noon, a large area around the find was cordoned off. Police spokesman Thomas Keiblinger said "More than 100 officers are on duty."
The disposal procedure is expected to be completed around 1 p.m.
A similar 250 kg bomb also dating back to the Second World War was found in nearby Floridsdorf in August 2014.
A picture of the bomb has been released by police.