Tuesday 17 September 2019

Embassies building in Madrid evacuated after bomb threat

 

Firefighters stand in front of the towers of a skyscraper housing embassies, after a bomb threat, in Madrid. Photo: Juan Medina/Reuters
Firefighters stand in front of the towers of a skyscraper housing embassies, after a bomb threat, in Madrid. Photo: Juan Medina/Reuters

Donna Heart

A skyscraper housing embassies in Madrid was evacuated yesterday after a bomb threat was received by telephone at the Australian embassy there, a police spokeswoman said.

The 57-storey, 235-metre-high Torre Espacio, one of four towers located in the Spanish capital's financial district, also houses the embassies of Britain and Canada. A British embassy spokeswoman said its staff had been evacuated around midday.

TV footage showed a police cordon and fire trucks outside the building.

Irish Independent

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