16 Apr, 2019 @ 13:49
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Bomb threat sees thousands evacuated from Madrid skyscraper home to British embassy

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…

Laurence Dollimore

Laurence has a BA and MA in International Relations and a Gold Standard diploma in Multi-Media journalism from News Associates in London. He has almost a decade of experience and previously worked as a senior reporter for the Mail Online in London.

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