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Bullet Sent in Envelope to Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis’ Office

March 2, 2023

ATHENS – Today, at noon on March 2, the Hellenic Police sounded the alarm after a suspicious envelope, A4-sized, was discovered at Athens City Hall, specifically in the office of Kostas Bakoyannis, the current Athens Mayor and member of the New Democracy party, who has held the position since September 1, 2019, and prior to that served as the Regional Governor of Central Greece from September 1, 2014, to August 31, 2019.

This news is particularly sensitive for Bakoyannis, as his father, Pavlos, was assassinated by the Greek terrorist group 17 November when he was 11 years old in 1989. Furthermore, his mother, Dora, who is the sister of Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, and a former Foreign Minister and Mayor of Athens, has also been targeted in the past.

The envelope was discovered during a routine mail check at the Mayor’s office. The Police reported that the envelope had no information about the sender. A competent officer of the City Hall unsealed it, and inside, they found a typed message addressed to Mr. Bakoyannis with threatening content, along with a .45 caliber bullet on a piece of cardboard.

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