A 71-year-old man has been detained for triggering a false bomb alert, which forced suspension of a parliamentary session and evacuation of the Parliament building in Kutaisi, police said.
The Parliament building was evacuated, sealed off by the police and inspected by security officers, including de-miners after the bomb threat was made via phone, when a caller told 112 emergency call center at about 3pm local time that explosive was planted in the Parliament building.
Parliamentary Chairman, Davit Usupashvili, told MPs before adjourning the session that there was a high probability that the threat was fake. The parliamentary session will reconvene late on Saturday afternoon.
The man, who is suspected of making the false bomb alert, is resident of Kutaisi, according to the Interior Ministry.