2,000 people evacuated from market in Moscow over bomb threat
Other reports suggested a suspicious package was found at the Rizhsky market in downtown Moscow.
В Москве эвакуируют цветочный рынок из-за угрозы взрыва pic.twitter.com/PgX0SP99gZ— Людмила Боброва (@trapetat88) March 8, 2016
Rizhsky market is one of the most popular places to buy flowers in Moscow.
It was crowded Tuesday morning as hundreds of Muscovites were buying flowers for International Women’s Day, a popular holiday in Russia.
Рижский рынок в Москве эвакуирован из-за подозрительного предмета pic.twitter.com/fAittADi41— Александр Наривончик (@ez_mak_) March 8, 2016
Police later said that sniffer dogs haven’t found any explosives at the market, and added that "police are searching for the caller [who made the bomb threat]."
If authorities manage to arrest the anonymous caller, the person may face up to three years in prison.