Budapest is in danger, again. Several baths and the Metropolitan Szabó Ervin Library received bomb threats recently. The Hungarian National Police Headquarters are continuing their investigations. Read below for further information.
Index reports that, besides the prestigious library, the Széchenyi, Lukács, and Paskál thermal baths all received alerts about explosives on their premises this Wednesday. These facilities were safely cleared of civilians.
After a thorough search by the police, they failed to find any explosives in and around the above-mentioned establishments.
Telex got in touch with the Hungarian National Police Headquarters (ORFK). They said that the National Bureau of Investigation’s Standby Department is leading an investigation on the anonymous perpetrators behind the threats. “Due to threatening messages, both the Paskál Thermal Bath and the Metropolitan Library were searched by the bomb squad. No explosive devices were found in either case,” the Budapest Police Headquarters told Telex.
Since April, Hungary has received multiple bomb threats. Among the first targets were malls both in the capital and in rural cities. Following that, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Népliget bus terminal, and several shopping centres were in potential danger. Other than these frequently crowded places, the University of Pécs was also targeted.
In the case of all previous events, the police did not find any explosives at the grounds.
Despite the continued investigation, the offender (or offenders) of these threats are yet to be identified still. It is highly probable that these bomb threats are part of a larger-scale operation. We previously wrote about how the threats could be part of an international campaign that also took place in Belgrade, Serbia.
Source: index.hu, telex.hu