Russia: Thousands evacuate Moscow after bomb threat alert
- 13 September 2017
On September 13, 2017, 15,000 people were evacuated from various facilities across Moscow, after bomb threat calls were made to twelve shopping centers, three railway stations and at least four universities. Anonymous callers are reported to be making calls over the internet to emergency services, and usually naming several facilities with supposed explosive devices inside. Since September 11 dozens of schools, universities, malls, railway stations, airports and government offices have been evacuated and inspected by law enforcement in big cities all over Russia – from Kaliningrad in the West to Vladivostok in the Far East.
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