Pipe-bomb explosion in Vienna, Austria.
Image Credit: Polizei Wien
A self-made pipeline bomb exploded in a house in Donaustadt, 22nd district of Vienna, Austria. The explosion which occurred on Monday was reported from local sources today. The explosion injured two Austrians. One of them, a 46-year old man, was the bomb-maker.
Soon after the explosion, the area was flooded by the police special unit Cobra, ambulances and firefighters. Upon arrival of the police, the bomb-maker remained inside his damaged home. A huge area around the house was cordoned off by the police, while negotiations were in progress for the bomb-maker to surrender. After several hours, he left the house voluntarily and was arrested and taken to a nearby hospital to treat his wounds.
Today, the bomb-maker was being questioned to determine why he wanted to make a pipe-bomb. The suspect’s neighbours said that he hated foreigners and shouted ‘Heil Hitler’.
He is currently still in hospital and is being guarded by police. More details to follow.
Had no idea something like that happened in Austria.