19 Feb 2020 16:51

Bomb scares at Moscow metro stations starting with F, Ya and at over 10 Moscow district courts - source

MOSCOW. Feb 19 (Interfax) - Unknown individuals have made bomb threats to more than 10 district courts and Moscow metro stations whose names start with F and Ya, a source familiar with the situation told Interfax on Wednesday.

"The facilities to which bomb threats have been made are being inspected. The metro is operating as normal," the source said.

The source said it did not have information on whether people were being evacuated from the buildings.

The Moscow Metro has four stations whose names start with F - Filevsky Park, Fili, Fonvizenskaya, and Frunzenskaya - and one station whose names starts with Ya, Yasenevo.

The last time bomb threats were made to Moscow facilities was on February 17. Unknown individuals said there were bombs on the premises of 15 healthcare establishments. No evacuations were carried out.

A series of bomb scares began in Moscow on November 28, 2019. According to the estimations of Interfax's sources, over 1.6 million people were evacuated in the city in the period up to February 11, 2020.