Police alerted to suspected explosives at KLCC

Police alerted to suspected explosives at KLCC
PHOTO: The Star/Asia News Network

KUALA LUMPUR - Two glass bottles initially suspected to be improvised explosive devices were found at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre basement car park area on Wednesday evening.

At about 10:15pm, Malaysian police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said in a Twitter post that the two glass bottles found were not explosives but lighting test experiment materials left behind by school students.

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Online news website Malaysiakini earlier reported that an official from the fire department had said that the items were destroyed by the police bomb squad's robot.

Popular artiste Richard Marx is scheduled to perform a concert at the location.

The suspicious items are believed to have been found by passers-by before the authorities were alerted.

Federal police Bomb Data Centre chief Asst Supt Kamaruzzaman Basri confirmed the incident when contacted by The Star.

The operation is now over and a press conference is expected soon.

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