U.S. consulate in Italy evacuated after bomb alert

Reuters News
Posted: Aug 06, 2013 12:15 PM

MILAN (Reuters) - The U.S. consulate in central Milan was evacuated on Tuesday after a bomb alert, a police officer said.

Police were still on the premises after being called in by consulate employees when they received a suspicious letter that mentioned an explosive device, the officer said.

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No more details were immediately available.

(Reporting by Ilaria Polleschi, writng by Silvia Aloisi; Editing by Michael Roddy)