Bomb threats prompt evacuation of schools, courts in Moscow, St. Petersburg

Bomb threats prompt evacuation of schools, courts in Moscow, St. Petersburg
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  • calendar-gray 09 January 2020

Moscow’s Basmanny District Court had to be evacuated due to a bomb threat, an emergency source told TASS on Thursday, APA reports.

"The Basmanny District Court was evacuated following an anonymous bomb call," the source said.

Earlier in the day, bomb threats prompted the evacuation of several Moscow schools. Seven district courts in the city of St. Petersburg also received bomb threats, the united press service of the city’s courts said in a statement. "The Vasileostrovsky, Krasnogvardeisky, Kuibyshevsky, Petrodvortsovy, Petrogradsky, Dzerzhinsky and Sestroretsky District Courts have been evacuated," the statement reads. In addition, five subway stations, Pulkovo Airport, several grocery stores and maternity homes in St. Petersburg also received bomb scares.

A wave of bomb threats swept across Russia’s regions in December 2019. Emergency experts inspected thousands of facilities, including courts, schools and shopping malls, all threats turned out to be hoaxes.

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