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Uzbek Woman's Dubai Bomb Threat Defused

A 13-hour standoff in Dubai has ended after police arrested an Uzbek woman who claimed to be wearing an explosives belt but which turned out to be a fake.

The woman, accompanied by a child, entered the Dubai public prosecutor's office on September 1, threatening to blow herself up unless the authorities helped her to resolve a dispute with a man who she claimed was her son’s father.

Police said the incident ended peacefully early on September 2 when the woman surrendered the bogus explosives belt after negotiations, but gave no further details.

Authorities had evacuated the building as they negotiated with the woman.

Based on reporting by AFP and AP

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