Support The Moscow Times!

St. Pete Airport Reopens After Bomb Hoax

St. Petersburg's Pulkovo Airport has returned to its normal schedule after police said an anonymous bomb threat was a hoax.

An unknown caller had telephoned the airport around 6 a.m. Friday to say that a bomb had been planted at the airport, Interfax reported. Police immediately began evacuating passengers and airport personnel from the airport's two terminals.

But after sweeping the airport, police officers using sniffer dogs didn't find any explosive devices and gave the all-clear for flights to resume, RIA-Novosti reported.

Pulkovo is the third-busiest airport in Russia, after Moscow's Sheremetyevo and Domodedovo airports.

Related articles:

Read more

Independent journalism isn’t dead. You can help keep it alive.

The Moscow Times’ team of journalists has been first with the big stories on the coronavirus crisis in Russia since day one. Our exclusives and on-the-ground reporting are being read and shared by many high-profile journalists.

We wouldn’t be able to produce this crucial journalism without the support of our loyal readers. Please consider making a donation to The Moscow Times to help us continue covering this historic time in the world’s largest country.