Bomb threats at Casa Rosada and at the Argentine Ministry of Defense

Argentine police authorities deployed, this Thursday, September 29, explosives squad operations in the Pink House headquarters of the Executive Power, and in the Ministry of Defense in the face of bomb threats, police sources confirmed to Efe.

Both threats were made through a phone call to the emergency service, where the Argentine Federal Police deployed their brigade members and combed the government buildings with negative results.

During the operation, the Plaza de Mayo remained closed, while the troops, with the help of dogs and scanners, inspected the government headquarters, as well as the Libertador Building, the Defense headquarters.

At the moment, police investigators are analyzing the phone call to find the person who made the false threat, which constitutes a crime of public intimidation.

The event happened hours before the president, Alberto Fernández, held a camaraderie dinner with more than 200 officers and high-ranking officers of the Argentine Armed Forces.

At the event, in which the head of the Defense portfolio, Jorge Taiana, was also present, Fernández announced a salary hierarchy plan to increase military salaries.

“In the 2023 financial year, a process of professional salary ranking will be carried out, which will be effective throughout the year,” the president anticipated.

With information from EFE.