Police sweep mall after bomb threat

2015-03-02 13:31
People are evacuated from Clearwater Mall in Roodepoort after a bomb scare.

People are evacuated from Clearwater Mall in Roodepoort after a bomb scare. (Tyron Hunter)

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Johannesburg - The bomb disposal unit and dog unit were called to sweep Clearwater Mall on Johannesburg's West Rand following a bomb threat on Monday, Gauteng police said.

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"After the evacuation the police bomb disposal unit and dog unit went in," Major Mack Mngomezulu said.

"They looked around and so far nothing has been found."

He said shop managers had been allowed back into the building. They would be followed by staff members and then customers would be allowed back in.

The mall's marketing manager Cecile Braun said someone made a bomb threat during a phone call.

"We received a phone call and followed procedure by evacuating and calling the police," she said.

Shortly after 13:00, Braun told News24 that nothing had been found and that police had given the all-clear for public areas. Managers were earlier allowed back into their stores to check for suspicious devices and police are still sweeping one of the larger stores. The mall will reopen shortly, she said.

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