Prague police deployed over National Theatre suicide threat

Prague police were called out to Prague’s National Theatre on Friday evening following a suicide threat, the Czech News Agency reported. A woman had phoned a helpline saying that she intended to kill herself during a performance of the opera Carmen at the historic venue.

The woman later called again saying she was no longer planning to take her life. The opera was not cancelled but the presence of numerous uniformed police officers drew a great deal of attention from audience members. A police spokesperson described it as an “unusual and complicated situation”.

Author: Ian Willoughby