Update: Device Found At Rome Subway Station 'Couldn't Explode'

Italy's ANSA reports a subway worker discovered the suspicious object at the Rebibbia station; the package had pipes and gunpowder inside. Apcom reports police and firefighters are at the scene; there are no reports of injuries.

Update at 10:35 a.m. ET. The Associated Press reports that the package was "full of wires and powder."

Reuters quotes a "spokesman for the Carabinieri, Italy's paramilitary police force," as saying "it didn't have a detonator, it couldn't explode."

Train officials tell the AP that the station was never closed during the incident and service continued.

We've updated our headline.

Update at 9:40 a.m. ET. The Associated Press now reports that:

"Rome's mayor says a device found in a subway car in Rome could not have exploded. Gianni Alemanno was quoted as saying by the ANSA news agency that after examination, bomb-disposal experts said 'the device could not have exploded.' "



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