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Graubünden police outline Davos security measures

National News // Jan. 21, 2020

The head of Graubünden cantonal police has been outlining the security measures in place for this year’s World Economic Forum meeting in Davos. 

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Walter Schlegel says there are around 1,000 police officers backed up with 5,000 soldiers. 

He stresses there are no known plans to attack the meeting, but points out that they are ready. 

He adds the air force could be used to intercept unauthorized aircraft and pilots may use weapons in extreme cases. The neighboring countries of Austria and Italy have already given permission for Swiss jets to pursue suspicious aircraft into their airspace. 

The cost of the security for the event will be CHF 9m. The confederation is paying most of it. 

 

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