Bomb Scare at US Consulate in Milan, Italy Was False Alarm

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
August 6, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

UPDATE: Reuters reported that the bomb scare was a false alarm.

 The American consulate in Milan, Italy, was evacuated due to a bomb scare on Tuesday, it was reported. The threat comes amid threats to U.S. embassies across the world.

The Italian ANSA news agency reported that a letter was received, referring to an explosive device.

Police are on the scene and investigating.

U.S. embassies and consulates in North Africa and the Middle East have been on higher alert due to terrorism fears.

Embassies and United States facilities around the world, specifically in North Africa and the Middle East, have been either on high alert or closed entirely due to terror fears.

This story is developing; check back for more updates.

Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.