Rīga-Moscow train stopped after bomb hoax

The Riga-Moscow train was stopped in eastern Latvia on Sunday evening after a bomb alert which quickly turned out to be a hoax, BNS reported Monday morning. 

Maris Ozols, a spokesman of the Latvian state-owned railway company, confirmed to BNS that they had received a phone call about a bomb on the Riga-Moscow train.

The train was stopped at Krustpils in eastern Latvia and passengers were asked to get out to let bomb experts search the train.

The Latvian National Fire and Rescue Service (VUGD) also confirmed the information, saying that the search had been completed by around 11 p.m. on Sunday and that no explosives were found on the train.

The train was allowed to continue its way to Moscow.

During the search, passengers stayed the Krustpils Culture Hall, and had a good time, it seems:

"It's sad the the moment at the Krustpils Culture Hall was so short. The concert was great - three train passengers were playing the violin and the piano. Beautiful!"

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