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Indian embassy in US receives bomb threat

United States America,Terrorism, Wed, 11 Apr 2012 IANS

Washington, April 11 (IANS) The Indian embassy in Washington received a bomb threat Tuesday but no explosives were found in the premise, the US State Department said.


"I can confirm that there was a bomb threat at the Indian embassy in Washington earlier today," State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters at a briefing.


"Appropriate law enforcement personnel responded immediately," Xinhua quoted her as saying.


Nuland said all three official locations of the Indian mission in Washington, namely the chancery, the ambassador's residence and the visa office, "have now been cleared and no device was located".


Noting that all those locations have been evacuated and checked, she said there will be an investigation on whether the incident is a hoax.


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