ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss federal authorities put Geneva on a high security alert this week after getting a tip from foreign authorities about a suspected Islamic State cell in the region, President Simonetta Sommaruga said on Friday.
“The Swiss government received information from a foreign authority regarding a potential IS cell in the Geneva area. Federal authorities examined this information and shared it with the local police,” Sommaruga told a news conference.
“There is currently no indication that there was a concrete attack planned.”
Reporting by Silke Koltrowitz and John Miller, Editing by Michael Shields