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Paphos cops respond to school bomb scare

Vocational school in downtown Paphos evacuated after unknown caller phones in bomb threat


Police in Paphos are trying to identify and locate the person behind a bomb threat that caused an immediate evacuation at a local high school on Wednesday.

According to media reports, police received a phone call on Wednesday morning from an unknown person who warned of a bomb placed at the Paphos Technical School in downtown.

The school was immediately evacuated as officers from the bomb squad and sniffing dogs from the K-9 unit carried a thorough search that yielded no explosive substances or anything suspicious.

The incident comes three days after multiple evacuations had been ordered in two shopping malls, a casino, and a flight that was just about ready to take off in Larnaca. Two Russian nationals were questioned over a prank email sent to the airport but it was later reported that they had been victims of computer hacking. 

A similar school bomb scare also took place in Nicosia last month, when school administrators at a private institution received a call and quickly notified police. An evacuation was ordered immediately while nothing had been found out of place.

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