NICOSIA - Paphos Gate police station in Nicosia was evacuated when a man walked in with a bomb he found on his car, asking police to check it out.
Police said the 33-year old man discovered the suspicious device on the back window of his car and, not knowing what it was, took it to the police station.
Police recognised it as a makeshift bomb that had failed to go off.
"He obviously didn't know what it was," a police source said.
Police said the object was a "makeshift high intensity explosive" attached to a detonator and a fuse. It was defused on site by explosives experts.