Man held for bomb hoax near G7 summit

Police said they had arrested a man for a bomb hoax near to the media centre set up to cover the G7 summit south west England after officers were forced to evacuate a hotel in response to reports of a suspicious package early on Thursday morning.

Officers were called out to the hotel in Falmouth, where most media covering the meeting of the global leaders are based, at about 3.15 a.m. local time after the package was found.

A Royal Navy bomb disposal unit was called in and declared it unviable, but only after about 100 people from a hotel and surrounding properties were evacuated.

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Source: Reuters