Bomb left in Eastgate Mall
Lauren Hess, News24
Cape Town - An explosive device was left outside a jewellery store in Eastgate Mall on Monday, police confirmed to News24.
Captain Katlego Mogale said that the Johannesburg mall was evacuated after police received a phone call about a “suspicious case” which was left in front of a jewellery store.
The bomb disposal unit and sniffer dogs were sent in and it was found that there was in fact a bomb inside the briefcase, Mogale said.
EWN quoted the mall's management as saying that police had detonated the device, and that was the explosion people heard.
Mogale told News24 that the jewellery shop had received a “letter” warning of the explosive device.
Shoppers at the mall tweeted that they also saw a man running on the roof while police went after him and a helicopter circled overhead.
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