August 6, 2013 / 5:00 PM / 4 years ago

Bomb threat at U.S. consulate in Italy was false alarm

MILAN (Reuters) - The U.S. consulate in central Milan was evacuated on Tuesday after a bomb alert, but police who searched the premises said it was a false alarm, a police officer said.

Police were called in by consulate employees when they received a suspicious letter that mentioned an explosive device, the officer said.

No further details were immediately available.

Reporting by Ilaria Polleschi, writing by Silvia Aloisi; Editing by Michael Roddy

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