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19 Mar 2019 | 01:33 PM UTC

Greece: Delays possible after bomb threats on Athens metro Mar. 19

Greece News Alert

Bomb threat prompts evacuation and closure of Egaleo metro station in Athens March 19; lingering metro delays possible over coming hours

TIMEFRAME expected from 3/19/2019, 12:00 AM until 3/19/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Athens). COUNTRY/REGION Athens

Event

A bomb threat prompted authorities to evacuate the Egaleo metro station in Athens on Tuesday, March 19. An anonymous caller reportedly claimed that an explosive device was planted in the station and timed to detonate on Tuesday morning (local time). Police indicate they found no evidence of an explosive device. A heightened security presence and lingering disruptions to metro service are possible in the area over the coming hours.

Advice

Individuals in Athens are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the affected area, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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