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Luxury Store TsUM Evacuated After Bomb Threat

Roughly 200 people were evacuated from Moscow's luxury department store TsUM.

Moscow's luxury department store TsUM was evacuated Monday following a bomb threat warning, a news report said.

Roughly 200 people were evacuated from the building on Moscow's central Ulitsa Petrovka after an anonymous caller reported a pending bomb attack, Interfax reported, citing the Interior Ministry press service.

TsUM representatives did not confirm the bomb warning, Forbes.ru reported, but several social media users posted pictures of people waiting outside the building and fire engines at the scene, with one Twitter user saying shoppers were "in shock."

The bomb warning is the second to scare the capital in two days, with shopping center Mega Khimki in Moscow's suburbs evacuated on Sunday following a similar call, though no explosive devices were found on the scene.

Police are still trying to identify the caller who, if found guilty of a bomb hoax, could face up to three years in prison, Forbes.ru reported.

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