Truck bomb: Helsinki ports closed following tip-off - 6aUG05

HELSINKI, Aug 6 - Finnish police sealed off ports in Helsinki and searched heavy vehicles on board ferries from Estonia today after receiving a tip-off that a truck loaded with explosives might be on its way to the capital.
Police said their search found nothing suspicious.
We came here to make sure that there is no threat and now we've done what we came here for, and now we are leaving,'' Helsinki police sergeant Ari Eskola said. Helsinki is on the south coast of Finland 80 kilometres across the Baltic Sea from the former Soviet republic of Estonia. We received a tip-off that a truck on a ferry that should be on its way here from Estonia has been loaded with explosives,’’ Helsinki police chief inspector Mika Poyry said earlier.
Finland has stepped up security amid the athletics world championships, which began in Helsinki today and continues until August 14.
About 3,000 athletes and officials from almost 200 countries are taking part in the championships.