Skip Navigation
NPR News

Update: 'Suspicious Package' At U.S. Embassy To The Vatican Was False Alarm

Dec 29, 2010

Share this

Explore this

Reported by

Mark Memmott

Update at 9:42 a.m. ET: After investigating, "police say a suspicious package reported by the U.S. Embassy to the Vatican was a false alarm," the Associated Press now reports.

Our original post:

News alerts from Rome:

— "Police say bomb squad officials are heading to the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See after a report of a suspicious package." (Associated Press)

— "A suspect package was found at the U.S. embassy to the Vatican, police in Rome said on Wednesday." (Reuters)

Earlier today, two small bombs exploded in front of the northern Italian headquarters of a right-wing party. And there has been a series of package bombs discovered at embassies in Rome over the past week. Anarchists have been claiming responsibility.

Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit

Missing some content? Check the source: NPR
Copyright(c) 2014, NPR

Visitor comments


NCPR is supported by:

This is a Visitor-Supported website.