Bomb Threat at Magadan Airport Sparks Evacuation

A bomb threat interrupted operations at the airport in the far northeastern city of Magadan early Monday, a news report said.

Passengers were evacuated and at least one domestic flight was grounded after a bomb threat was sent by email on Monday morning, an airport spokesman said, Interfax reported.

Airport deputy director Dmitry Sivolyubov said operations at the airport resumed later on Monday morning, Rossiiskaya Gazeta reported. He declined to provide any other details, including whether a bomb was found, the report said.

Citing unconfirmed information, Interfax reported similar threats may have been sent to Magadan's trade port, which also suspended its operations, and to other agencies in the city located on the Sea of Okhotsk.

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