Robot-like figurines on railway tracks provoke traffic suspension

14-02-2010

Two robot-like figurines found on railway tracks in the Moravian city of Brno provoked suspension of train traffic on Saturday. The figurines were reported to the police on Saturday night for fear they might be connected to an explosive system. When the police bomb squad arrived at the site, they found the figurines had dial plates on them with wires leading into the torsos. However, no explosives were discovered, and the police believe the incident was in fact a joke. Traffic on the affected train line was suspended for some three hours. The police are looking for the persons responsible although they would be facing no penalties, a police spokeswoman said.