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Greece: Bomb threat prompts evacuation of Supreme Court in Athens March 6

Police evacuate Supreme Court building in Athens following bomb threat March 6; heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions to be expected over coming hours

06 Mar 02:55 PM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 3/6/2019, 12:00 AM until 3/7/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Athens). COUNTRY/REGION Athens

Event

The Supreme Civil and Criminal Court building in Athens was evacuated on the afternoon (local time) of Wednesday, March 6, due to a bomb threat. Police have deployed additional personnel and investigators to the site. An increased security presence and road closures are to be expected in the area over the coming hours. Further details are still emerging.  

Advice

Individuals in Athens are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the area surrounding the courthouse, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities (security cordons, evacuation orders, etc.).

 

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