7 May 2019 15:42

Authorities checking info on bomb threats at Nizhny Novgorod shopping malls

NIZHNY NOVGOROD. May 7 (Interfax) - Emergency Services are checking the information about bombs planted in several buildings in Nizhny Novgorod received by commercial property managers on Tuesday.

Property managers started to receive electronic letters about explosive devices allegedly planted at shopping malls and office buildings at noon, the Nizhny Novgorod regional security department told Interfax.

The letters were sent to nine shopping mall managers. The shopping centers are located in the Avtozavodsky, Sovietsky, Nizhegorodsky, Moskovsky and Kanavinsky districts of the city, it said.

"Emergency response services have been sent to the sites. Staff members and visitors are being evacuated, and the premises inspected," the department said in a press release.

As reported earlier, people were evacuated after bomb threats from four buildings in Krasnoyarsk where shops and offices were working on Tuesday.

Another surge of bomb threats hit Nizhny Novgorod schools and hospitals less than one month ago. On April 11, law enforcement agents checked more than 15 properties in several districts of the city. All the threats proved to be false.