Saturday, August 19, 2017

Bomb threat to Yekaterinburg mayor's office leads to evacuation

Municipal employees working in the Yekaterinburg mayor's office were evacuated Tuesday after receiving a bomb threat.

The bomb threat was made over the telephone by an unknown caller claiming that explosives and landmines had been planted throughout the building, according to New Region.

Following the threat, officials evacuated all employees from the building and began their search for explosives and combustible minerals. Yekaterinburg's mayor was among those evacuated.

Upon confirming that no harmful or explosive substances were present in the building, the employees were allowed to return to work.

Investigators were able to trace the caller's signal to a landline phone in Yekaterinburg and have detained a suspect who they believe made the bomb threat, New Region reports.