Institutions in Lithuania receive new emails about bombs, poisonous gas

  • 2023-11-21
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – Lithuanian police on Tuesday again received reports of allegedly planted bombs in various institutions, including schools, the Police Department said.

The emails in English include threats that buildings will be blown up or poisonous gas will be released.

"A total of 28 e-mails had been received by 9 a.m. as schools have received most of them," the Police Department said. 

Police are asking people who receive such letters to remain vigilant and to follow the advice given earlier, i.e., not to suspend activities, not to call the emergency services, but to consult responsible officers. People in charge are urged not to rush to evacuate people. However, if any suspicious object is found upon receipt of such a threatening email and upon inspection of the premises or the area, people should call the emergency number 112 immediately.

In late October, educational and other establishments in Lithuania received thousands of similar threatening emails for several days, but no bombs were eventually found. Latvian and Estonian institutions also received such threats.

On Monday, hoax bomb threats were also received by Vilnius and Kaunas Airports and the Kaunas Hydro Power Plant.