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Bomb hoax at Athalassa hospital

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.


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