Just three days after the peaceful women’s march took place outside the epicenter for US-Aregntine relations on Saturday, the US Embassy in Buenos Aires feared a more explosive threat this morning.
The Federal Police dispatched a bomb squad to the scene, on Avenida Colombia, Palermo, after a woman reportedly alerted the emergency services to a bomb scare at about 9am, via 911. Despite the alert, however, sources from the embassy have clarified that it was not necessary to evacuate the building and the work day carried on as normal.
Details have not yet been given regarding why the call was made, but news channels have speculated that it was just another false threat received by the embassy since Donald Trump was inaugurated as President of the USA on Friday. The anti-explosives brigade was merely deployed as a precautionary measure.
The incident is now being investigated by federal judge Sebastián Ramos, the Anti-Terrorism Investigation Unit and the local police station, Comisaría 23.