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Mexico City Police Defuse Bomb in Car Near U.S. Embassy

April 27, 1986|United Press International

MEXICO CITY — Police defused a bomb found in a car parked next to the U.S. Embassy Saturday after they were tipped off by an unidentified telephone caller, an embassy spokesman said.

A duty officer with the U.S. Information Agency, John Baker, said the embassy received a number of threats after the U.S. air strike on Libya on April 15, and the consular section in charge of issuing visas was shut down April 16 for security reasons.

Baker said police told the embassy that an unidentified caller informed them of a bomb placed in a car parked between the embassy and the Maria Isabel Sheraton Hotel.

"They dismantled it around 5:30 p.m. and sent in a special team to take it out of the car," said Baker.

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