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.
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