A hand-grenade was discovered outside private SKAI TV studios in Neo Faliro suburb of South Athens on Sunday noon. The grenade, apparently of Russian defensive F1-type was discovered before it exploded.
Explosive specialists, fire-brigades and anti-terror police were dispatched to Skai studios, while the traffic on surrounding streets and avenues was halted.
According to Skai TV, the broadcaster received a phone call in the early morning hours of Sunday warning of “two hand-grenades” and that the phone call was not a “farce”. However first police control did not find anything relevant.
The hand-grenade was discovered by a Skai journalist at 1 p.m.
An hour later, a second phone call warned that there was a second hand-grenade and police teams should search for it more thoroughly.
UPDATE: A second hand-grenade was discovered at Skai’s yard at 3 pm near the place where the first grenade was laying.
Skai TV speaks of “an attempt to muzzle pluralism and free information” on the elections day.
Journalists and staff speak of a provocative action and a murder attempt on the Greek elections day.
Political parties condemned the act and government spokesman Dimitris Tsiodras said “Democracy in Greece is very strong and cannot be terrorized.”