The relative operational transparency of both bodies, their swift dissemination of the facts and their appropriate use of social media, ensured the authorities were able to stop a rumour mill that could easily have wheeled out of control. In the process, they soothed public fears about a possible suicide bomber being at large in Dubai.
Zulfiya Hamraeva from Uzbekistan eventually turned herself in after 13 hours of negotiations.
...After negotiators persuaded the woman to give herself up, Dubai Police used their official Twitter account to announce that the situation had been resolved and quell rumours that the woman had been wearing an explosive belt.
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