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Bomb bluff triggers stampede on Metro Line 2

POLICE cordoned off the Nanjing Road W. Station of Metro Line 2 shortly after a man reported spotting bombs on a train that was pulling into the station around 12pm this noon.

The station was reopened after authorities searched the train and called off the bomb alarm. The operation of the entire Metro Line 2 was not affected.

Police and the Metro operator are still probing the case.

Witnesses said hundreds of passengers suddenly ran out from the rear carriages to the front ones after hearing someone shouting "a bomb" as the train was pulling into the station.

Some passengers, including older people, fell on the floor in the stampede and suffered bruises. But no one was seriously injured.

The crowds poured from the train onto the platform, leaving bags, cell phones and other belongings scattered on the carriage floors.

One passenger told the Shanghai Daily reporter that he saw someone carrying a bomb-like object sitting in the last carriage and he openly admitted that it was a bomb, which sent others fleeing for safety.

That man left the scene after getting off the train. Police are questioning witnesses in order to track down the man.


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