An anonymous woman called on Monday morning, November 15, from a public phone box to Košice Regional Court headquarters and said that bombs were about to explode in the court buildings in Košice, Prešov and Michalovce, the TASR newswire reported, adding that the woman did not specify exactly which court buildings supposedly had bombs.
Everyone in the regional and district court buildings was evacuated immediately and special police units were sent to intervene and pyrotechnics experts searched the buildings, according to the spokesperson of the regional police directorate in Prešov, Jana Karnišová.
According to Košice Regional Court spokesperson, Marcela Galová, the investigation of Košice court buildings ended with a negative result and the buildings were again accessible for the public at 11:00. In the buildings in Košice alone, around 400 employees, participants in court trials and other people had to be evacuated at 8:30, the time when the bomb scare was received.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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16. Nov 2010 at 10:00