Athens Court Evacuated After Bomb Threat


The Athens Court of First Instance was evacuated on Monday morning after an anonymous caller reported a bomb threat.

The call was received by the Emergency Action Centre of the Hellenic Police (ELAS) at 9:30am Greek time. The caller reportedly warned of an explosive device on the premises without specifying a detonation time.

As a precaution, authorities evacuated the courthouse and deployed a team from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Department to conduct a thorough search. Additionally, police have blocked traffic in the area surrounding the court building.

This incident follows an explosion in a liquor store in the Athens suburb of Kallithea, which caused extensive damage, in the early hours of Monday morning.


The investigation carried out by the Department of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (TEEM) found explosive material, a firecracker fuse, and a detonator.

The preliminary investigation of the case has been taken over by the Department of Extortion of the Security of Attica.


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