23 May 2019 15:52

Rostov-on-Don airport evacuated after anonymous phone call about suspicious item

ROSTOV-ON-DON. May 23 (Interfax) - Law enforcement agencies have checked Platov International Airport in Rostov-on-Don after receiving an anonymous phone call alleging the presence of a suspicious item, the press service of the Russian Interior Ministry's transport branch for the North Caucasus Federal District told Interfax.

"An anonymous alert was received at 10:35 a.m. Moscow time. The airport was evacuated. The check was completed at noon Moscow time. No suspicious items were found," the press service said.

Measures are now being taken to identify and locate the caller, it said.

The situation has caused no flight delays and the airport has already resumed normal operations, the press service told Interfax.