Bolshoi Theater evacuated due to bomb threat

16:52, 15 December 2020
 Bolshoi Theater evacuated due to bomb threat Photo: Sergey Lantyukhov/NEWS.RU

Law enforcement agencies received an anonymous message about an explosive device in the Moscow Bolshoi Theater building and evacuated the people from the establishment.

We received a message with the threat of an explosion at the Bolshoi Theater, a representative of emergency services told RIA Novosti reporters.

Around 500 people were taken out of the building. Rescuers are currently checking the premises.

According to the poster on the theater's website, the ballet La Bayadere was to be staged at 19:05 local time. At the moment, it is unclear whether the incident will affect the show.

NEWS.ru reported earlier that unknowns reported a bomb in Moscow's oldest mosque.