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    Ecuador’s National Assembly was briefly evacuated Tuesday after a bomb threat, Assembly President Gabriela Rivadeneira said.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to local media, the bomb threat was received by the parliament building’s administrator, who called the evacuation of all employees and visitors.

    “Bomb hoax in the National Assembly. We currently continue our normal activity,” Rivadeneira said on Twitter.

    Explosives experts and special police units rushed to the scene and shortly cleared the area.

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