St Petersburg massacre: Sennaya Ploshchad station closed after new bomb threat

At least 14 people are dead after yesterday's attack

At least 14 people are dead after yesterday's attack

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

A St Petersburg metro station has been closed after a bomb threat this morning, just metres from the spot where an explosive device ripped through a busy train yesterday.

Sennaya Ploshchad has been closed after the anonymous threat, Russian news agency RIA Novosti reports.

Fellow Russian agency Interfax reports several fire engines being sent to the station.

As spokesman for the Russian metro was quoted as saying: “Sennaya Ploshchad is closed to passenger entrance and exit for inspection due to an anonymous call about a bomb threat.”

At least 14 people are dead and a further 50 injured after yesterday's explosion, which took place between the Sennaya Ploschad and Tekhnologichesky Institute stations.

A second device was later found at another station, Vosstaniya Square, and destroyed in a controlled explosion.

The suspected has been named as a 22-year-old Kyrgyzstan man who has lived in Russia for the past six years.