TIME TICKING: Emerald BP was shut for hours due to a bomb threat. rp-101110-028
TIME TICKING: Emerald BP was shut for hours due to a bomb threat. rp-101110-028

Bomb threat stops work

LUCKILY work didn’t go off with a bang for the staff at the BP service station in Emerald.

In the early hours of Wednesday morning a staff member answered a call from a female person who said BP was going to blow in five hours.

The staff member then alerted the manager who followed the emergency procedure and contacted police.

Police blocked off the area and conducted a search but nothing was located.

Police confirmed the bomb threat was just a hoax.

Inquiries revealed the suspect and attempts were made to locate the person but police found they were not in Emerald.

BP was cleared and allowed to return to business by 10.30am on Wednesday.

Health, Safety and Security general manager at Reliance Petroleum Rod Maule said everyone was back at work and they don’t believe there will be any further issues now that police are involved. Investigations are continuing.


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