Switzerland BOMB THREAT: Bern train station cordoned off as police search nearby church

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Suspicious items have been discovered inside the Church of the Holy Spirit which is located just outside the train station main entrance, according to local media.

Police have arrested one person and warned the cordon is expected to remain in place for some time.

The station can still be accessed from alternative entrances and train service are still running.

Bern police tweeted: “We are currently on mission close to the Heiliggeistkirche in #Berne because of a bomb threat.

“We have arrested a person and are clarifying the situation.

“For security reasons the area around the #Heiliggeistkirche will be closed at large scale until further notice.”

Staff in nearby offices have been evacuated and there is a large presence of heavily armed police officers at the scene.

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