Bomb hoax 'to test police reaction time'

2012-03-26 07:21
Cape Town - A man was arrested in Woodstock on Sunday after he phoned police to say there was a bomb outside the police station, Western Cape police said.

"We immediately dispatched our explosives dog unit to investigate and sweep the area," Warrant Officer November Filander said.

"About 40 minutes later the police station and the area around it was declared safe."

He said a case docket was opened and the phone number was traced.

The 43-year-old man was arrested at Douglas Place in Woodstock for making a false call.

"The suspect explained that he wanted to test the police's reaction time."

The man would appear in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court soon.

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