Bomb Explodes Near Athens' Acropolis

By: CBS News, Posted by Chelsey Moran
By: CBS News, Posted by Chelsey Moran

ATHENS, GREECE A bomb exploded outside a ship owner's house near the Acropolis in central Athens on Wednesday night, causing damage but no injuries, police said.

The explosion near the country's most famous monument occurred at about 8:30 p.m., following a warning call to a Greek newspaper.

The newspaper later posted a video to YouTube of what the bomb sounded like when it exploded, setting off car alarms in the neighborhood.

(Scroll down to watch the video)

Police spokesman Panagiotis Papapetropoulos said officers were able before the blast to evacuate one or two people from the building and to seal off the area of the major tourist site.

The identity of the ship owner was not immediately known.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.


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