Rome: IED Discovered, Destroyed In Front of Stadio Olimpico Ahead of 2020 Euro Game


The homemade bomb was allegedly reported as a suspicious-looking package on a car in the Prati area, just a couple of miles from the stadium. According to Italian news outlet Il Messaggero, it was a “machine with some suspicious threads” coming from the top of it.

Il Messaggero reported the bomb was a cylinder filled with gunpowder and electrical wire found on the bodywork of Italian municipal executive Marco Doria’s parked car.

According to local reports, it was fashioned to go off, but further details have not yet been released as to how it would have ignited. Italian police safely defused the bomb and are investigating the attempted bombing.

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Source: Newsweek/Indy Football – Twitter