Austria's Raiffeisen bank gives all-clear after bomb scare in Russian offices

Austria's Raiffeisen Bank said on Friday (Oct 13) it had evacuated all staff from its offices in Russia, and searches were being conducted, after it received a bomb warning.
Austria's Raiffeisen Bank said on Friday (Oct 13) it had evacuated all staff from its offices in Russia, and searches were being conducted, after it received a bomb warning.PHOTO: REUTERS

MOSCOW (REUTERS) - Austria’s Raiffeisen Bank International said on Friday (Oct 13) police had found no explosives in any of its offices in Russia after the lender evacuated all staff from its Russian offices following a bomb warning. 

The checks took two hours, but police found nothing, a spokeswoman for RBI said, adding that all staff had either returned to their offices or gone home. 

RBI has around 183 offices in Russia.