05 Sep '11, 6am

Taiwan police mobilise bomb squad after a suspicious package was found - but it turned out to be a box of mooncakes

TAIPEI (REUTERS) - Police in the southern Taiwan city of Kaohsiung mobilised the bomb squad after a suspicious package was found in a subway station toilet, only to find it contained nothing more dangerous than mooncakes. A cleaner called police to report the package left on top of a waste bin on Saturday. Part of the station, known for its stained glass ceiling, was cordoned off and explosives experts were called in. TV pictures showed a police officer in a full protective suit entering the toilet carrying specialist equipment while other officers waited outside with more gear. The officer then emerged carrying a bright blue cardboard box full of mooncakes, pastries with sweet fillings traditionally eaten at the Mid-Autumn Festival. 'It was x-rayed first to see what it was and whether there was any chemical or electrical reaction,' local police station chief Cheng Ming-ch...

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