Riga-Moscow train evacuated after bomb scare

  • 2015-09-21
  • BNS/TBT Staff/RIGA

The train Riga-Moscow train was stopped in eastern Latvia on the evening of September 20, 2015, after a hoax bomb threat.

Maris Ozols, a spokesman from Latvia’s state-owned railway confirmed to BNS the organisation had received information about a bomb on the Riga-Moscow train. 

The train stopped at Krustpils in eastern Latvia. Passengers were evacuated and the bomb squad searched the train.

The Latvian National Fire and Rescue Service (VUGD) also confirmed the information, and added the search had been completed by around 11 p.m.

No explosives were found on the train and it was allowed to continue on its to Moscow.

The Latvian authorities had received the information about the bomb from the Russian police, a spokesman for the Latvian State Police, Dairis Anucins, told BNS. 

He said the Latvian police did not know how the Russian police had obtained the information.