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24 Apr 2015
3:07 pm

West Rand office park bomb threat defused

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Everything is back to normal at the Clearwater Office Park in Roodepoort, on the West Rand after a bomb scare this morning.

The scene outside the office park. Pic: Roodepoort Record

The building’s manager, Chrish Renke said an anonymous email was sent through at about 6:20am, informing them of a possible bomb on the premises.

According to Roodepoort Record, the email allegedly read: “There is a bomb in your office building number four. I am not going to inform you where the others are. Don’t think you are clever you f*****g b*****d.”

“We got everybody out and evacuated the building. We then locked it down and called the police and firefighters,” Renke said.

According to Gauteng police spokesperson Major Mack Mngomezulu, police officers, including the K9 Unit and the Bomb Squad, were called to the scene and proceeded to search the building but found nothing.

“We are still investigating the matter. We are also investigating the origins of the email,” Mngomezulu said.

According to Renke, police had finished their search and left the office park by 10.15am. No injuries were reported.

Friday’s bomb threat was the second the area had received in as many months. In early March, a phone call was made to the nearby Clearwater Mall and a man threatened that bombs would be detonated remotely should he not receive R100 000 in ransom.

Police were called to the scene and after an extensive search found nothing.

– Caxton News Service