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At least 30 malls and 35 hospitals of St. Petersburg receive bomb threats — source

Earlier, Moscow and St. Petersburg courts were evacuated following similar bomb threat letters

ST. PETERSBURG, December 2. /TASS/. About 30 shopping malls and 35 medical facilities in St. Petersburg have received anonymous bomb calls, an emergency source told TASS.

"About 30 shopping malls and 35 medical facilities received bomb threat letters," the source said.

Another source told TASS that evacuation is underway in the Akademichesky and Zhemchuzhnaya Plaza shopping malls. Witnesses reported the evacuation of the Mega-Dybenko mall and other shopping centers on social media. The joint press service of the St. Petersburg courts earlier reported evacuation of courts following anonymous letters with bomb threats. Several courts have already resumed operation; no bomb threats have been confirmed to be real.