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Police search Nat'l Assembly in Seoul over bomb threat

The National Assembly (Yonhap)
The National Assembly (Yonhap)
Police and fire officials searched the National Assembly complex in Seoul on Monday after a lawmaker's office received a bomb threat by phone, officials said Monday.

According to police and parliament officials, an unidentified person made the call around 2 p.m., saying an explosive has been placed somewhere at the complex and a secretary of the lawmaker's office alerted security personnel there about the call.

Dozens of firefighters and police officers, along with a bomb squad and 10 fire trucks, were dispatched to the assembly complex to conduct a search and investigation.

"We are talking to the secretary as part of efforts to locate the blackmailer while searching for the explosive," a police official said. (Yonhap)