Political party’s ball in Olomouc disrupted by false bomb alarm


A ball held by the regional branch of the political party TOP 09 in Olomouc, central Moravia, was disrupted on Sunday night by a false bomb alarm, the news website idnes.cz reported on Sunday. The police received an anonymous call at 10:45 claiming a bomb had been put inside Slovanský Dům where the ball was taking place. The police then evacuated around 250 guests and searched the premises but no bomb was found. Organizers said they were sorry the false alarm interrupted a charitable fundraiser, in which a pipe was being auctioned, donated by the party’s chair, former foreign minister Karel Schwarzenberg.