13 May 2019 16:03

Train station, coach terminals, 5 shopping centers evacuated in Volgograd after bomb alert

VOLGOGRAD. May 13 (Interfax) - Anonymous reports about bomb planted at already eight locations across Volgograd were received on Monday, an informed source told Interfax.

"By now telephone calls with threats of explosion have been received not only by the airport but also but the train station and coach terminals in Volgograd and five shopping centers," the source said.

Evacuation is under way, emergency experts are inspecting the buildings on the presence of any explosive devices, he said.

Anastasia Golodova, the airport's chief public relations officer, told Interfax that the building of the airport following the bomb alert had now been completed.

"The staff and passengers at Terminals C and C2 were promptly evacuated. As the result of the inspection of the airport complex by sniffer dog teams, the threat was not confirmed," Golodova said.

The airport is operating normally, she said.

It was reported that the airport and several other sites in Volgograd were evacuated after anonymous bomb reports.

Interfax does not have official comment from law enforcement agencies on the matter.