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Hundreds of bargain hunters were evacuated after a BOMB threat in a busy shopping center

Hundreds of bargain hunters are evacuated after a BOMB threat in a busy shopping center

  • Hundreds were evacuated from a busy shopping street after a bomb threat was raised
  • Police responded to the threat at the Stockland shopping center in Townsville
  • Within an hour, the threat was declared a hoax and stores were reopened

Hundreds of bargain hunters were evacuated from a busy shopping center after a bomb threat was launched on the complex.

Police responded to the explosive threat at the Stockland shopping center in Townsville at around 12:40 PM on Thursday.

“As a precaution, the mall was evacuated,” Queensland police told Daily Mail Australia.

Police responded to the explosive threat at the Stockland mall in Townsville at approximately 12:40 p.m. on Thursday (photo)

Police responded to the explosive threat at the Stockland mall in Townsville at approximately 12:40 p.m. on Thursday (photo)

“As a precaution, the mall was evacuated,” Queensland police told Daily Mail Australia

“Within an hour, the police were able to conduct an assessment and pronounce the threat of a hoax.”

Police are now investigating the possibility that the threat was made by young people.

The stores have since reopened.

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