In Brief - 2003-08-28

  • 2003-08-28
Presidential palace evacuatedAll staff was evacuated from Riga Palace, the official residence of theLatvian president, after a phone call on Aug. 25 afternoon informed of abomb that had been placed there, a warning that turned out to be false, headof the president's chancellery Martins Bondars said.The call, which came in at around 4:30 p.m., warned of an explosive devicein the palace, but security men who searched the palace found nothing.Traffic around the palace was closed down, and security services,firefighters and ambulance vehicles gathered outside the palace, as didseveral onlookers...
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