White Tower bomb threat over after man gives himself up

A man who had been threatening to set off a hand grenade at the White Tower in Thessaloniki on Friday gave himself up to police after several hours of talks with a special negotiator.

Employees and visitors were evacuated from the tower, which is a popular tourist attraction, after the man stood at its entrance and threatened to set off a hand grenade. It remained unclear whether the man had indeed been armed.

According to sources, the man has been treated at mental institutions in the past.