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Madrid skyscraper evacuated after bomb threat: Police

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AFP Madrid, Spain Apr 16, 2019, 05.04 PM (IST)

A skyscraper in Madrid that houses the British, Dutch, Australian and Canadian embassies was being evacuated on Tuesday over a bomb threat, police said.

"A bomb threat was received.... evacuation has started, we have to work and do checks," a police spokesman said.

With a height of 235 metres (770 feet), the 57-story Torrespacio building is one of four skyscrapers that makes up a business park in northern Madrid.