April 16, 2019 / 11:45 AM / 2 months ago

Embassy building in Madrid back to normal after false bomb threat-police

A police tape reading: "Do not pass" is pictured in front of the towers of a skyscraper housing embassies, after a bomb threat, in Madrid, Spain, April 16, 2019. REUTERS/Juan Medina

MADRID (Reuters) - People were being allowed back into a building housing several embassies in Madrid on Tuesday after a bomb threat received there was found to be false, police said on Twitter.

The Australian, British, Canadian and Dutch embassies are all located in the building, which was evacuated after the Australian embassy received a bomb threat by telephone earlier on Tuesday, a police spokeswoman said.

Reporting by Jose Elias Rodriguez, editing by Isla Binnie

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