Bomb threat in Taupo
Bay of Plenty, 17 February
2014 - At approximately 10.20am police in Taupo were made
aware of a bomb threat to Taupo District Court. The threat
had been made by a man via a telephone call.
evacuated the police station, the court house and the museum
and put road cordons in place. There were no residential
A search of the building was then
carried out. Nothing of concern was located and cordons were
lifted at approximately 12.30pm.
Enquiries are ongoing to
try to establish the identity of the person who made the
Anyone with information is asked to contact Taupo
Police on 07 378 6060. Information can also be provided
anonymously to the organisation Crimestoppers on 0800
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