Emergency services

Bomb threat at central office of National Bank turns out to be hoax

Police ordered the evacuation of the branch of National Bank off Syntagma Square near central Athens on Monday after an anonymous caller phoned in a bomb threat which turned out to be a hoax. 

Members of the police's bomb disposal unit were dispatched to the scene to search for any suspicious devices but found nothing. 

Bomb threat shuts down Panepistimiou Street in downtown Athens

Police in Athens had to close down Panepistimiou Street for an hour or so on Friday morning after a bomb threat by an anonymous caller.

The 100 emergency service received a call at around 6.30 in the morning warning that a bomb was timed to go off in 40 minutes outside Number 12, the neoclassical edifice that is home to Greece's Numismatic Museum.

Device in foiled attack against Dogiakos was made up of gunpowder

The ongoing police investigation into a failed bomb attack against a deputy prosecutor in Athens on Tuesday showed that the low-power explosive device was made up of a kilo of gunpowder.

As to the reason why the bomb didn't go off, police believe this may be due to a jamming of the detonation circuit, probably during its transportation on the motorcycle.

French Police Detain Woman After Bomb Threat at Dunkirk Hospital

French police have detained a woman at a hospital in Dunkirk after she made a bomb threat and sparked a security scare, reported Reuters. 

Police said in a statement that the woman made the threat after entering the hospital's emergency care unit.

Hospital workers alerted the police, who sealed off the area and deployed a bomb-disposal team.

Mass Evacuation this Morning in Berlin to Defuse WWII Bomb

THE PLANNED DISPOSAL of an unexploded World War II bomb today will force a mass evacuation around Berlin's central railway station and likely spark transport chaos in the German capital.

Trains, trams, buses and even some flights at the city's Tegel airport will be halted when a police bomb squad starts defusing the British 500-kilogramme bomb unearthed on a building site.