Reports: Explosive device was found in Rome subway

December 21, 2010 5:46:53 AM PST
Italian news reports say an explosive device has been found in a subway car in Rome. The ANSA and Apcom news agency said the device was found Tuesday inside a train during a stop in Rebibbia, on the outskirts of Rome.

ANSA cited a press release by the Atac company that runs the subway. Nobody was immediately available at Atac.

The area was cleared and bomb disposal experts were examining the device, according to the reports.

Apcom said the device had been left in a grocery bag underneath a seat, and was spotted by the conductor in the morning.