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Skyscraper housing Australia, UK embassies in Madrid back to normal after false bomb threat-police

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Skyscraper housing Australia, UK embassies in Madrid back to normal after false bomb threat-police
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People were being allowed back into a building housing several embassies in Madrid on Tuesday after a bomb threat received there was found to be false, police said on Twitter.

 

The Australian, British, Canadian and Dutch embassies are all located in the building, which was evacuated after the Australian embassy received a bomb threat by telephone earlier on Tuesday, a police spokeswoman said.

 

The 57-storey, 235-metre (770-ft) high Torre Espacio, one of four towers located in the Spanish capital's financial district, also houses the embassies of Britain and Canada.

 

A British embassy spokeswoman said its staff had been evacuated around midday (1000 GMT) and were safely outside the building.

 

The Australian embassy said on Twitter: "The @AusEmbEsp will remain close for the rest of today, Tuesday 16 April, until further notice. Apologies for any inconvenience."

 

TV footage showed a police cordon and fire trucks outside the building.

 

"The usual emergency protocol was activated immediately," the police spokeswoman said.

 
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