The Athalassa psychiatric hospital was evacuated on Saturday, according to the police, after a person called the facility and claimed there was a bomb on the premises.
The patients were immediately evacuated and police were called to perform a sweep in the area. Officers reported that careful investigation yielded no results and the patients were returned to the hospital.
Besides psychiatric patients, the Athalassa hospital is now home to a number of convicts who are having psychological problems. Their placement in the facility was a measure announced by Justice Minister Ionas Nicolaou, after a wave of five suicides and the rape of a young inmate in January shook prison system.