Buildings evacuated in Moscow after bomb threats

Moscow – Russian authorities evacuated people from dozens of buildings in Moscow on Wednesday after a flurry of anonymous phone calls asserting the locations had been mined, RIA news agency reported.


Three of Moscow's main train stations were being checked on Wednesday, along with the city's famous GUM department store near Red Square, and more than 20 other buildings, the news agency said.


GUM said on its website it was temporarily closed "for technical reasons."


Russia has this week experienced a wave of hoax bomb threats.


First published: 09.13.17, 18:52