Bomb found near Anti-Riot Police HQ in Athens (PHOTOS)


The Hellenic Police received a bomb threat at 12:29 from an unknown caller who warned of a bomb on Kokkinopoulou Street in the Athens neighbourhood of Zografou, near the Anti-Riot Police Unit (MAT) headquarters and outside the Polytechnic University.

The caller gave a time limit of 45 minutes before its explosion, prompting the area to be immediately cordoned off, and a team from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Department of the Hellenic Police rushed to the scene, Proto Thema reported.

Once at the scene, the police found an active explosive device with a watch in a bag and neutralised it.

In particular, the explosive mechanism inside a plastic food container had two detonators and a switch in addition to a clock. The explosive charger consisted of one pound of C4 plastic explosive and 150 grams of dynamite.

The Anti-Terrorist Service of the Hellenic Police investigated the case.

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