False bomb alert causes evacuation at Russian foreign ministry – reports

A false report, claiming that the Russian foreign ministry building in Moscow was about to be bombed, forced the evacuation of some 40 staff members, Russian media reports, citing sources.

According to one TASS source, 44 people had to leave the building, located in the center of the Russian capital, after an anonymous phone tip on Tuesday claimed that there was a bomb inside.

The alert proved to be wrong, the news agency said. A bomb squad with sniffer dogs searched the building and found no explosives.

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