An anonymous tip-off about an impending bomb attack in the Czech Republic has prompted a mass response from the national police.
The tip-off mentioned 10 bombs, Czech media reported.
“An anonymous person informed us by telephone that there were bombs at the central railway station in Prague and other places across the Czech Republic,” police chief Marketa Janovska told the local media.
Pražské hlavní nádraží je opět otevřené. Zhruba 10 spojů má několik minut zpoždění. Podle policie tady bomba nebyla. pic.twitter.com/W80hIisG7m
— Pavla Lioliasová (@PavlaLioliasova) May 10, 2016
Janovska did not disclose which other places were named by the caller, citing security concerns. Czech media reported that police had ordered the evacuation of public buildings in the cities of Pardubice and Plzen.
The work of the city hall of Prague and town halls of Mlada Boleslav and Jicin were disrupted by the threat, Ceske Noviny reported. Train stations in several cities were evacuated.
A square in the historic part of Pardubice was cordoned off by police. The alert also affected an elementary school.
Czech Radio said a false bomb report may cost several thousand euros as police and other security services respond to it. If it’s a prank, the culprit could be punished by up to eight years in prison.
Source: RT World