Jewish leader triggers alarm at Auschwitz, held by police

January 29, 2015 5:26 PM

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WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The head of Rome's Jewish community, whose grandparents were killed at Auschwitz, visited the former Nazi death camp to commemorate the 70th anniversary of its liberation. He ended up spending the night at the police station after triggering an alarm.

Riccardo Pacifici and four other Italians stayed behind following ceremonies Tuesday after receiving permission to shoot footage of the site for an Italian broadcast. The gates were closed and they had an appointment to be let out by guards at 11:30 p.m.

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