An anonymous male caller contacted Slovakia’s 158 emergency phone number shortly after midnight on Saturday, January 22 stating that a bomb had been placed at the Incheba Exhibition Centre in Bratislava, Tatiana Kurucová of Bratislava's Regional Police Corps Directorate told the TASR newswire on January 23.
A ball for exhibitors from the tourism fair, Slovakiatour, and the accompanying Danubius Gastro exhibition was being held at Incheba when the threat was made.
The police ended the event and evacuated the building before combing the area for the reported explosives. No bomb was found, however, and the police are now trying to track down the caller.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.
24. Jan 2011 at 14:00