Suspect package removed from Monaco paddock

Suspect package removed from Monaco paddock

A bomb disposal expert has safely dealt with a suspect package in the Formula One paddock ahead of today’s Monaco Grand Prix.

An alert was raised as a black rucksack had been wedged between a concrete pillar and a white metal fence that separates the paddock from a walkway that runs alongside it.

With film crews, photographers, media, paddock guests and other F1 personnel looking on from a distance of around 20 metres, the expert in full bomb disposal gear moved in.

With the rucksack 10 metres away from the FIA motorhome, initially he cut a handful of plastic ties holding the metal fence in place to allow him access to the bag.

After it was snared and placed on the floor, the expert used a device to check if there was anything inside, quickly giving a thumbs-up sign to indicate all was okay.

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