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Fake bomb shuts down Batemans Bay CBD

Ian Campbell 4 March 2019 14

Photo: Milton Leslight of Beaches and Bush Properties, via The Beagle.

Monday in Batemans Bay got tipped upside down with the police bomb squad from Sydney flown in by helicopter to deal with a suspicious package.

Just before 9 am this morning, staff at an Orient Street business noticed an unattended bag and alerted local police.

The surrounding area was cleared as a precaution and an exclusion zone put in place, shutting a section of the CBD down. Local traffic diversions were put in place.

Photo: Milton Leslight of Beaches and Bush Properties, via The Beagle.

The area was reopened and declared safe by the bomb squad at around 1 pm.

Speaking with Nine Newspapers, Sgt Mark Dudley said nothing dangerous was found and he suggested it was a deliberate hoax for unknown reasons.

He says a clock, battery, and wires were uncovered along with a note that said boom.

“It’s [the bag] been handed back to local police for further investigation,” he says.

Anyone with information about the fake bomb threat is asked to contact Crime Stoppers – 1800 333 000.

Photo: Milton Leslight of Beaches and Bush Properties, via The Beagle.

Original Article published by Ian Campbell on About Regional.

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9:20 pm 05 Mar 19

Caitlyn Vardy ur home town 😳😳

6:50 pm 05 Mar 19

Sarah Murray Warren Coulson Brad Hughes living life on the edge we were! 😂

8:56 am 05 Mar 19

This day and age we can never be sure. It should be an eye opener for all.

Was it a hoax? Or was it a warning from a psyco?.

11:51 pm 04 Mar 19

Jamie maybe not the bay 😂😂

10:47 pm 04 Mar 19

Can’t believe anyone actually thought the bay was getting bombed, April 1 already??

7:36 pm 04 Mar 19

Who done it😵

4:52 pm 04 Mar 19

Ann you were right again

4:43 pm 04 Mar 19

That happened in Canberra a couple of years ago too - they brought in a bomb disposal robot and everything. (Turned out to be an empty cardboard box).

4:27 pm 04 Mar 19

Someone left their lunch behind again....

4:22 pm 04 Mar 19

Should be cameras they can look back and watch footage

4:06 pm 04 Mar 19

Someone really didn’t want to work today!

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