A Russian State University for the Humanities building on Miusskaya Ploshchad was evacuated Wednesday for the eighth bomb scare in two months, the GZT.ru online daily reported. No explosives were found.
The university receives e-mails about a bomb planted in the building every Wednesday. The sender remains unidentified, although the investigation is set to get a boost as the Federal Security Service is joining, the report said.
Fake bomb calls are sometimes made by students seeking to avoid lectures or exams, but pranksters can face up to two years in prison on charges of fake terrorism reporting.