POLICE have fully evacuated a Madrid skyscraper following a bomb threat this afternoon.

An estimated 2,000 employees have vacated the Torrespacio tower after the threat was reportedly made against the Australian embassy at around 12pm today.

According to ABC news, the workers have all gathered outside the tower on Parque Norte while authorities have initiated bomb threat protocols.

The building, which also houses the UK, Canada and Netherlands embassies, is one of the four towers of the Paseo de la Castellana.

Firefighters, National and Municipal Police and paramedics are remaining on the scene after workers were successfully rushed out.

Firefighters are meeting with security teams at the building while trying to establish if the threat is credible.

Torrespacio is the fourth tallest skyscraper in Spain and the twenty-fourth in Europe.

Its height amounts to 235 meters, consisting of 57 floors.

It also has six levels of parking and more than 1,270 parking spaces.

More to follow…

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