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Guard made to wear explosives in attack

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15:07 CEST+02:00


A security guard responsible for transporting cash had a frightening experience on Monday when attackers made him wear a belt of explosives and threatened to blow it up unless he followed orders.


The attack on the guard, who worked for Brink's, happened in Colombes, a suburb to the north-west of Paris. 

 His attackers grabbed him outside his home and forced him to put on the belt, telling him it was linked to a mobile phone.

They told him that he had to get €600,000 and bring it back to them or they would detonate the explosives.

The brave guard kept his cool and called the police. They sent in a team of experts to defuse the explosives, which turned out to be fake.

The same approach was used in an earlier attack in mid-July in the same part of Paris. On that occasion the attackers successfully demanded a sum of €250,000.

Two suspects aged 19 and 23 were arrested on Monday in connection with the attack.


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