Bomb alert in central Athens a hoax


An anonymous phone call early on Friday, warning that a bomb had been placed at the Deposits and Loans Fund located on Academias Street in central Athens, turned out to be a hoax after police bomb disposal experts failed to find any explosive devices in the building.

According to reports, an unidentified caller, who claimed to be a member of the Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire guerrilla group, contacted the Efimerida ton Syntakton daily shortly after 8 a.m. saying a bomb would go off between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.

The man claimed the bomb had been planted in protest against foreclosures.