Bomb threat at FIFA congress

Bomb threat at FIFA congress

Swiss police are investigating a bomb threat at the FIFA congress, a spokeswoman said on Friday.

“I can confirm there has been a bomb threat against the FIFA congress, officers have been dispatched" the spokeswoman for the city police said.

The early and extended hour and a half lunch break was caused by the bomb threat, during which time the premises was searched and ultimately cleared for use.

Fifa General Secretary Jerome Valcke said:

"A bomb threat was received, and as a precaution the Swiss authorities searched the premises.

"It was cleared and the congress can continue."