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18 Sep 2019 | 03:15 PM UTC

Ukraine: Police operation underway around Metro Bridge (Kyiv) September 18

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Police operation underway in Kyiv amid reports of an armed man threatening to blow up Metro Bridge with explosive device September 18; details emerging, avoid the area

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/18/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/19/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Kiev). COUNTRY/REGION Kiev

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A police operation is underway in Kyiv as of 18:00 (local time) on Wednesday, September 18, amid reports of an armed man with an explosive device who is threatening to blow up the Metro Bridge and government offices. The man has reportedly fired shots and police have classified the event as a possible preparation for a terrorist attack. Special forces are on the scene. Officials have closed several metro stations in the area as a precaution. Details are still emerging; avoid the area.


Individuals in Kyiv are advised to monitor the situation, avoid the area of the incident, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.


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