Explosion on the threshold of the Court of Appeal in the center of Athens

At the entrance to the Court of Appeal, a man set fire to a backpack he left behind, equipped with an explosive mechanism.

AT ΕΛΑΣ sounded the alarm when in the center of Athens, near the building of the Court of Appeal, a schoolbag thrown by someone suddenly flared up.

A search of video footage recorded by the Court of Appeal’s cameras showed that a man aged 50-55 left a backpack in this place, and then, using a lighter, set it on fire. Then a characteristic pop was heard. Law enforcement agencies are already conducting investigative measures to find the perpetrator and find out for what purpose he committed this act.

Explosive ordnance disposal officers arrived at the scene to find out exactly what had happened. According to information, there were three bottles of flammable liquid in the bag, writes iefimerida.gr.


Appeal court is the superior court (criminal, political or administrative) that hears appeals against decisions of a single or multiple court of first instance. The complaint is filed with the Court of Appeal within the jurisdiction of the Court of First Instance. In jurisprudence, the Court of Appeal is also known as the “Civil Court of Appeal” to distinguish it from the criminal divisions of the Court of Appeal that make up the criminal courts.

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