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Evacuation of 2,500 Alfa Bank staff underway after bomb threat call

August 13, 2013, 14:42 UTC+3

Specialists with sniffer dogs had begun looking for the bomb

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Photo ITAR-TASS/Valery Sharifulin

Photo ITAR-TASS/Valery Sharifulin

MOSCOW, August 13 (Itar-Tass) - 2,500 people are being evacuated from Alfa Bank in central Moscow after an anonymous caller said a bomb had been planted in the building. This was reported by police representatives on Tuesday.

"Emergency Situations Ministry /EMERCOM/ personnel together with the administration launched the evacuation. At least 2,500 people are currently in the bank's offices," a law-enforcement source said.

City police confirmed the incident adding that specialists with sniffer dogs had begun looking for the bomb.

Alfa Bank is located 27 Kalanchyovskaya Street.

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