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16 Apr 2019 | 11:39 AM UTC

Spain: Bomb threat prompts evacuation of skysraper in Madrid April 16

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Police evacuate skyscraper building housing several embassies in Madrid following bomb threat April 16; heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions to be expected over coming hours

TIMEFRAME expected from 4/16/2019, 12:00 AM until 4/17/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Madrid). COUNTRY/REGION Madrid

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Police forces are evacuating the Torre Espacio skyscraper located in the capital Madrid, which houses the British, Australian, Canadian, and Dutch embassies, as of Tuesday, April 16, following bomb threats. An increased security presence and road closures are to be expected in the affected area over the coming hours. Further details are still emerging.


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


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