NICOSIA - A group of children gave the Qatari ambassador a nasty shock and put police and bomb squad officers on high alert after dumping an empty suitcase next to his car on Sunday.
According to a police press office spokesperson, the group of children discovered the suitcase in a rubbish bin and upon finding nothing when they opened it decided to leave it next to the car of the Qatari ambassador who stopped on Androcleous Street in Nicosia to get a haircut.
The highly suspicious ambassador immediately alerted the police who in turn called the bomb squad. A bomb disposal robot was used to explode the suitcase after police evacuated the road only to find it completely empty.
Police later found the youngsters who admitted unintentionally leaving the suitcase next to the vehicle of the diplomat.