Traktor Arena evacuated after bomb threat

Traktor Arena evacuated after bomb threat

25 Jul 2013 | Davide Tuniz

Last year's KHL finalists Traktor Chelyabinskt got a dramatic start to the season when they were evacuated from the ice practice after a bomb threat. A 14-year-old boy later confessed that he fabricated the alarm


Today Traktor goalie, Canadian Michael Garnett, reported on his twitter about a bomb threat at Traktor Arena. The practice was cancelled halfway through practice and the players were evacuated off the ice. The arena was surrounded by police and firemen looking for an explosive device. Around 18:00 o'clock local time, Chelyabinsk police identify the person reporting the bomb threat: it appeared to be a 14-year-old boy. He has been detained and confessed.

"Today at 16:25 at the Emergency operator, was reported about a bomb at Traktor Arena.The police immediately went to a children's sports school "Traktor", located in the Savina street and at ice arena "Traktor".Police officers, together with colleagues from the FSB, identified and immediately  detained the caller. It appeared to be a 14-year-old boy, who explained that there was no bomb in these buildings. The evacuation of people was stopped" - a statement on the website the police of Chelyabinsk region said.

Later RIA Novosti with reference to the press service GUMCHS of the Chelyabinsk region, reported about an explosive device in a children's hockey club: "This arena is not the main Traktor one, but a small rink used by youth hockey school"- said the representative.

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