Fake bomb threats on Tuesday morning led to the evacuation of a section of the Athens International Airport and at least five hospitals in Greece, authorities said.
A specialist explosives unit from the police searched the airport but did not find an explosive device.
Bomb threats were also received via email at five major hospitals in Athens, where a partial evacuation of patients and staff has taken place.
Police units searched the premises at the hospitals of Evangelismos, Tzanio, G. Gennimatas, Pammakaristos, Henry Dunant, and the Children’s Hospital, but found nothing suspicious.
Bomb threats against plane
On Sunday, Greek F-16 fighter jets were mobilized to intercept a plane purported to be carrying a bomb.
The plane in question was a Boeing 737 belonging to Ryan Air, which headed from Poland to Athens International Airport, Eleftherios Venizelos, located just twenty kilometers from the Greek capital.
The plane made a safe landing at the airport, and all 190 passengers and crew on board were escorted safely away from the aircraft.
A specialist explosives unit from the police then searched the plane but did not find an explosive device.
The Ryanair flight designated SR6385 was alerted to the bomb threat by Skopje Flight Information Region. It set off from Katowice in Poland with its final destination set for Athens. The alert was either phoned in or sent over the net.
Hungarian fighter jets were quickly mobilized to intercept and monitor the plane. When it neared Greek airspace, two Greek F-16s from the 330 Squadron in Aghialos scrambled to take over.