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VIDEO: Police nab Madrid skyscraper bomb hoax suspect

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Police cordoned off the building after the hoax call on April 16th. Photo: AFP

A man suspected of making hoax bomb threats, including to a Madrid skyscraper that houses several embassies, has been arrested, police said Wednesday.

The unidentified man, who was detained Tuesday in Madrid for causing public disorder, is believed to have called the Australian embassy, located on the 24th floor of the 57-storey Torre Espacio or Space Tower, on April 16th claiming there was a bomb inside, a police statement said.

A video of the suspect being led away in handcuffs was posted on the Ministry of Interior twitter account:

La @policia detiene al presunto autor de la amenaza de bomba en el edificio Torre Espacio de Madrid el pasado 16 de abril.

➡ El arrestado realizó una llamada en la que alertaba de la colocación de un artefacto explosivo en la embajada de Australia.

?https://t.co/s7m9KOW4Bg pic.twitter.com/JSoKPIOAGF

— Ministerio Interior (@interiorgob) April 24, 2019

The hoax call prompted police to evacuate the 235-metre (770-feet) high building in northern Madrid which also houses the British, Dutch and Canadian embassies.

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