Madrid fake bomb scare triggers evacuation of skyscraper housing British, Australian, Dutch and Canadian embassies

epa07510191 Police and emergency services are seen next to the tower 'Espacio' in Madrid, Spain, 16 April, after it was evacuated due to a bomb alert. The 235m high tower has 57 floors and is the headquarters for the embassies of Australia, Canada, Netherlands and the UK. The police searched the entire building and came to the conclusion it was a fake alert. The police now investigates the author of the false bomb alert. EPA-EFE/Chema Moya

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Spanish police said a skyscraper in northern Madrid had been evacuated over a false bomb threat. The 57-story building houses the British, Australian, Dutch and Canadian embassies.

DW reports that people inside Madrid’s Torrespacio tower evacuated the building on Tuesday after receiving a false bomb threat, Spanish police wrote on Twitter.

The Australian embassy, which is located in the tower, received the threat by telephone, a police spokesman said.

“The threat was false. Everything goes back to normal. Police are investigating the origin of the call,” police wrote in a Tweet.

Via DW

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