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Man Threatens to Blow Himself Up at Thessaloniki's White Tower

World | January 24, 2014, Friday // 13:42| Views: 725 | Comments: 0
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Bulgaria: Man Threatens to Blow Himself Up at Thessaloniki's White Tower The White Tower is one of Thessaloniki's central landmark. File photo

A young man has threatened to detonate a hand grenade he was holding at the entrance of the White Tower, Thessaloniki's central landmark.

Police negotiators were dispatched on Friday to the monument.

Employees and visitors were evacuated from the tower, which is a popular tourist attraction, as negotiators sought to talk him into handing over the grenade.

Local media cited sources as saying the man told police he had personal problems.

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