Suspicious bag detonated in Costa da Caparica, south of Lisbon

A suspicious bag left behind on a bench near the Tarquínio beach in the popular beachside town of Costa da Caparica, south of Lisbon, this morning (August 26) was detonated by police.

Police were called to the scene at 9.50am when beachgoers noticed a “suspicious looking bag” that had been abandoned on a bench.

A safety perimeter was set up as a precaution before the GNR’s bomb disposal team arrived and detonated the bag.

By midday, it was back to normal at the popular beach.

Details regarding the bag’s content have not been revealed.

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