Bomb threats were made Monday against Ikea home furnishings stores in Belgium and the neighbouring Netherlands, with harmless blasts reported at both locations, DPA reported.
Shoppers and employees at the Swedish retailer's store in Ghent, Belgium, was evacuated Monday evening after a bomb threat was received. An alarm clock exploded at the scene, the Belgian news agency Belga reported late Monday, citing police.
The alarm clock was described as a model not sold by Ikea, so it was apparently left by an unknown perpetrator.
In another Ikea store in Eindhoven, in the Netherlands, police reported a separate bomb threat. Belga reported that a small explosion was reported in a rubbish bin outside the building.
There were no injuries in either incident.