Kyiv Metro Bridge closed amid threat of explosion

Source : 112 Ukraine

The miner is being identified
15:45, 1 June 2020

Kyiv's Metro Bridge is closed amid potential threat of bombing
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Anonymous sources reported that Metro bridge had been mined in Kyiv: the bridge is closed at this moment. This was reported by 112 Ukraine TV channel, citing various sources.

"The Metro bridge is blocked. A man with a package is standing on the bridge and threatens to blow up the building! Police are already working on the spot. Law enforcement officers have closed the bridge," Kyiv.Traffic Telegram channel reported.

The Telegram channel of Kyiv subway's press service stated that a special police operation had been launched. Law enforcement officers are now establishing all the circumstances and reasons for the anonymous report.

A photo of the "miner" appeared on the Facebook page of

The photo of a miner who threatened to bomb the Metro bridge in Kyiv

In his comment to 112 Ukraine TV channel, Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Anton Herashchenko said that the life of the miner was not under threat, but he would have to answer for the threats of a terrorist act.

According to him, there is no information on the miner's identity at the moment.

"Now the head of the police, Andriy Kryshchenko, is on the spot, I was in touch with him 10 minutes ago, he was already personally negotiating with this man," Gerashchenko later added.

As we reported earlier, it is not the first time Metro bridge gets closed: on September 18, 2019, an unknown man threatened to blow it up.




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