A man stands by a closed entrance to a metro station in Athens during a 24-hour general strike, called from Greece’s labour unions to protest against governments new labour bill, which workers say will erode their rights on June 10, 2021. AFP FILE PHOTO
ATHENS — A bomb hoax halted the Athens subway for around two hours Tuesday, with stations evacuated and services temporarily suspended over an anonymous phone call, network operator Stasy said.
Stasy said it had evacuated and shut its control centre and over 40 stations on the subway’s two lines on police orders, including services to Athens international airport.
The move came after a caller claimed to a Greek news portal that explosive devices had been placed at the subway hub of Syntagma and the neighbouring station of Monastiraki, near the Greek capital’s tourist district of Plaka.
Services resumed after an inspection by police bomb squad officers with sniffer dogs, Greek state agency ANA said.
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