Hundreds evacuated over false bomb threat in northern Russia
More than 600 people have been evacuated from an apartment block in Russia`s northern city of Archangelsk after a false report of a bomb, a spokesman for the local emergencies service has said.
Late on Tuesday, emergencies officials received an anonymous call claiming that a bomb had been planted in the nine-storey building, the spokesman said.
Police rushed to the site, and a total of 600 people, including 150 children, have been evacuated as a result.
However, no explosives have been found in the building during an inspection.
"Those evacuated are returning to their flats," the spokesman said, adding that a search for the telephone terrorist is under way.
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