Bomb alarm in Moscow, evacuated shopping center

A view of the State History Museum and the GUM department store on Red Square, Moscow. © Alexey Filippov
Police are evacuating several major shopping malls in Moscow after a series of anonymous bomb threats via phone, local media outlets have reported,
citing security sources. The GUM department store, a major tourist site located on Red Square, is being evacuated due to a bomb threat, police sources told TASS and Interfax news agencies. Police are waiting for sniffer dogs and bomb disposal experts to arrive at the scene. Over 10,000 people have been evacuated from various shopping malls across the Russian capital, a security source told TASS. Anonymous phoned-in bomb threats were directed at nine Auchan shopping malls, a source in the emergency services told TASS. All of the stores are being evacuated, it added. RT

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