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Warsaw underground evacuated after threat-police

July 12, 2005

WARSAW (Reuters) – The underground in Poland’s capital
Warsaw was evacuated on Tuesday after a bomb threat, police
said.

The threat was made by an anonymous caller just days after
at least 52 people died in bomb attacks on the London transport
system that was blamed on al Qaeda.

“Someone called the emergency service in Warsaw, saying
there was a bomb in the underground. We cannot take any threat
lightly,” said Mariusz Sokolowski, a spokesman for Warsaw
police.

Warsaw’s underground has only one line, linking the city’s
northern and southern suburbs. Officials said bomb squads were
searching the line’s six stations.

Poland heightened security at train and bus stations,
airports and the Warsaw underground after the attacks in
London.

Alongside Britain, Poland is an ally of the United States
in Iraq, where it has about 1,700 soldiers. Another U.S. ally,
Denmark, has evacuated the Copenhagen underground three times
in recent days due to threats.




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