Over Bomb Threats, Madrid Skyscraper Housing Embassies Was Removed - TNBC USA

On Tuesday, a Madrid skyscraper that houses the Dutch, British, Canadian, and Australian embassies were removed over a bomb threatening, which later turned out to be false.

The 57-storey Torrespacio building was evacuated by the police after the Australian Embassy has received a bomb threat over a telephone call, informed a police spokesperson.

After thoroughly searching the building, Police tweeted: “It was finally determined that the threat was false. Everything goes back to normal. Police are investigating the origin of the call.

The 770-feet (235 meters) high building is one of four skyscrapers, which creates a business park in Northern Madrid.

Police and fire trucks were posted to the scene after the alarm was raised.

The building evacuation was carried out ‘calmly’ in 5 to 10 minutes, a man who works at the skyscraper has declined to disclose his name told sources at the scene.

He continued that the office tower routinely carried out evacuation drills.

On Twitter, the Australian Embassy said that it would remain closed “until further notice”.

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