Electrical fault triggers alert at U.S. consulate in Geneva

by Reuters
Wednesday, 23 January 2019 15:32 GMT

GENEVA, Jan 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. embassy in Switzerland issued a security alert on Wednesday after reports of an explosion near its consular agency in Geneva, but a spokesman for Geneva police said it was a simple electrical fault and nobody was hurt.

"It was an accident, pure and simple, and there's no connection to the consulate," the police spokesman said. (Reporting by Tom Miles; Editing by Catherine Evans)

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