Friday, July 20, 2018

Potential bomb found in Moscow's World Cup arena

Bomb squad officers were called to the construction site of Spartak stadium on Monday after workers spotted what appeared to be an unexploded bomb.

The device, which construction workers suspected to be an undetonated aerial bomb, was uncovered less than 300 meters from the south stand of the future 43,000-capacity home of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, RIA Novosti reports.

Later in the day, stadium officials announced that police were on the scene and waiting for bomb specialists to arrive, but construction was not interrupted.

Last month, a worker was killed at Spartak's construction site. The stadium, which has also been proposed as the venue of the 2017 Confederations Cup, is expected to be completed in 2013, according to RIA Novosti.