It was just a couple of days ago that we reported multiple bomb threats at several malls in Budapest, Miskolc and Debrecen. However, the series of alerts did not end there.
As Telex informs us, on Thursday, the Szépművészeti Múzeum (Museum of Fine Arts) also received reports of alleged bombs on the premises. The police started an investigation to track down the unknown offenders. According to sources, the museum had to be evacuated and many visitors missed the chance to see the Hieronymous Bosch exhibition. The National Police Headquarters confirmed the information.
“The National Police Headquarters started an investigation on the suspicion of public danger against an unknown offender. We can’t share further information on the case in order not to interfere with the ongoing investigation.”
Based on Blikk’s information, Népliget Bus Station was also subject to bomb alerts this morning.
According to the announcement of Volaninfo, the Népliget Bus Station received bomb threats earlier in the day, and thus, it had to be entirely closed down.
“Népliget Bus Station is currently closed due to bomb threats. Until further notice, metro replacement buses will depart from the corner of Népliget (park) in the direction of Kőbánya-Kispest. For further information ask our colleagues. Thank you for your understanding.”
No vehicle departed from the bus station for a couple of hours but by the afternoon everything was back to normal.
Furthermore, Szeged Pláza (Szeged Mall) also had to be evacuated due to bomb alerts in the morning hours. Fortunately, the police were on duty on the premises, reported the Police Headquarters of Csongrád-Csanád County. The mall reopened in the afternoon without any further disruption.
Telex writes that there were also bomb scares at Győr Pláza (Győr Mall) and Budapest-based Corvin Pláza (Corvin Mall) in the 8th district. In the case of the latter, it was the second incident this week. The mall informed everyone on its Facebook page: “The police evacuates and examines the entire mall”. The mall eventually reopened around 3 pm.
In the afternoon, Arena mall at Kerepesi Road was also under a bomb threat. The Cinema City Arena was closed down due to “technical issues”. The screening got cancelled or had to be interrupted.
Source: blikk.hu, telex.hu