Bomb found in Argentine theater ahead of Uribe visit
A bomb was found and deactivated Tuesday at a theater in Buenos Aires where former Colombian president Alvaro Uribe was to deliver a speech. A source said, “During an inspection, security personnel found the bomb in a lamp in the theater. It is of the type activated by cell phone."
Uribe had been scheduled to deliver a speech at the Grand Rex theater in downtown Buenos Aires on Wednesday. Theater security and maintenance personnel found the bomb on the second floor, where Uribe, following a press conference, plans "to host a cocktail party with many personalities."
Investigating Judge Norberto Oyarbide said the bomb "was simple, but large enough to kill people that were close to it."
Federal police rushed explosives experts to the site and closed off traffic for more than an hour on the busy avenue where the theater is located. After an exhaustive search, some 30 police officers remained at the entrance to prevent anyone from entering the building.
Uribe’s speech will proceed as scheduled, Oyarbide said.
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