THE Partido Popular (PP) headquarters have been cordoned off after a car with two butane gas bottles inside crashed into the building.
Bomb squad experts were examining the scene in Calle Genova in Madrid this morning (Friday December 19) after a suspicious substance was seen between the gas cylinders, with the cars’ driver claiming there were explosives aboard.
Police were questioning a 37-year-old man, said to be a businessman with serious financial problems.
The Spanish edition of The Huffington Post reported that the man had said there were 15 kilos of explosives aboard. It is now thought the substance, though flammable, was not an explosive. No one was hurt in the incident, but Calle Genova was cut off. Several underground train lines were also affected in the alert.
The PP is the ruling political party in Spain.