10000 people evacuated in Moscow over '9/11-style terror threat'

Dozens of people could be seen leaving public buildings following a series of threats

More than 20,000 people were evacuated across Moscow Wednesday after several bomb threats were reported in various locations.

Three of Moscow's main train stations were being checked on Wednesday, along with the city's famous GUM department store near Red Square, and more than 20 other buildings, the news agency said.

The Moscow State Medical University was also evacuated, according to reports.

One source suggested the threats came in "almost simultaneously" and, if they had been carried out, they could have caused a "9-11 style atrocity".

Twenty sites are now being evacuated, with emergency services saying that specialist units and officers with sniffer dogs were examining the buildings.

"Apparently, this is nothing else but phone terrorism, but all these messages should be checked", the source said.

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Russia has been hit with a series of hoax bomb warnings in recent days, with more than 45,000 people reportedly evacuated from locations in 22 Russian cities.

"Twenty sites are now being evacuated, and more than 10,000 people have been escorted out, though the specific number is still being confirmed", an emergency services source told news agency Tass.

Terrorist false alarms are punishable by up to five years in prison under Russian law, and multiple police investigations have been opened.

Three shopping malls in Moscow have been cleared by authorities, the Tass news agency reported.

RIA cited its source as saying that numerous hoax calls may have been made from Ukraine.

Many were city halls, schools and other official buildings, according to local news reports.

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