Whangärei District Court Bomb Threat Update
Northland District Headquarters
Walton Plaza, Whangärei
Monday March 3, 2008.
Police evacuated the Whangärei District Court and nearby buildings this morning after a bomb threat was received against the court.
A call making the threat was received at 9.39am from a phone box in Bank Street, Whangärei.
As well as evacuating people from the courthouse and nearby buildings, Police diverted traffic from the area.
Police then searched the courthouse and found nothing. At 12.15 the cordons were lifted and occupants of the courthouse and surrounding premises were allowed back into their buildings.
Inquiries are continuing into who made the call.
Police are asking for information from any members of the public who saw anyone acting suspiciously about 9.30am around the phone box on Bank Street, opposite the Whangärei Primary School.