A bomb that was sent to a branch of the National Bank in Pagrati, Athens, Greece, spread panic and set off alarm bells to the counterterrorism service. The police authorities immediately called the Department of Explosive Devices Dismantling.
The police sealed off the area where the suspicious package was found and informed the residents to leave their houses for precautionary reasons.
During their investigation in the courier agency from where the bomb was sent, the policemen discovered that the owner of the agency was the perpetrator and arrested him. It is estimated that the man was planning to send about 50 packaged bombs, most of them to banks and public services. The authorities have detected 35 of these packages that contained dummy bombs, however there are still fears that one of rest may contain a real bomb.
According to the residents’ reports, the 39 year-old man had published an advertisement looking for young men and women to work in his courier agency. He was searching for people with a neat appearance and was providing a stable job with a satisfactory wage.
The residents reported that they didn’t know anything about the mysterious man as he had just moved into the neighborhood.