BREAKING: Police evacuate 3,000 people from railway stations after bomb threat

BREAKING: Police evacuate 3,000 people from railway stations after bomb threat

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POLICE have launched a major operation in the Russian capital Moscow to evacuate railway stations after receiving an anonymous bomb threat.

Almost 3,000 people were moved from three different railway stations after the security services received a phone call from an unknown person warning about one or more explosive devices.

Passengers and staff were moved to safety as specialist bomb squads moved in to comb the area.

Russian media said police were deployed with sniffer dogs to check the Kazansky, Leningradsky and Yaroslavsky railway stations.

Kazansky station on Komsomolskaya Square in central Moscow
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All three stations are located on the same central Moscow square.

Eyewitnesses said fire and rescue units were at the scene and ambulances had been dispatched although there are no reports of any injuries or deaths.