Columns
Residents' Association Image

Residents' Association

20th AGM – What a milestone!
Read more >>

Owners Corporation Law Image

Owners Corporation Law

OC discriminated against a disabled owner
Read more >>

Montague Community Alliance

Can we be good neighbours?
Read more >>

Metro Tunnel

MetroHub opens its doors
Read more >>

Federal Politics Image

Federal Politics

Supporting the peaceful struggle of the Tibetans
Read more >>

We Live Here Image

We Live Here

One woman’s stand gets results
Read more >>

Southbanker Image

Southbanker

Giving the community a lift
Read more >>

Housing

We are losing our social licence to operate
Read more >>

History Image

History

Art Deco panels at the ABC
Read more >>

Southbank Sustainability Group

Community’s journey into sustainability
Read more >>

Health and Wellbeing Image

Health and Wellbeing

How to break the cycle of fear
Read more >>

Skypad Living Image

Skypad Living

Luv thy NABERS (for apartments)
Read more >>

Pets Corner Image

Pets Corner

Jumper’s proud parents
Read more >>

Southbank Fashion Image

Southbank Fashion

Spring racing in Southbank
Read more >>

Street Smarts Image

Street Smarts

Power Street – Southbank
Read more >>

Letters Image

Letters

Name it Domain!
Read more >>

Bomb scare

17 Jul 2012

Bomb scare Image

A bomb scare forced the closure of Riverside Quay last month and caused evacuations of surrounding buildings.

A black suitcase left on the Southbank promenade caused the scare. A male was captured by CCTV footage looking around before leaving the suitcase next to a pole on the promenade.

After some time, with the public walking past and some people tweeting about the suspicious package, police arrived and blocked off the area.

The bomb squad was then called in and the bomb squad robot inspected the package before an officer in a protective suit declared the suitcase safe and removed it.

The event received plenty of media attention, given its close proximity to the Sky News and Herald Sun offices.

Stay in touch with Southbank. Subscribe to FREE monthly e-Newspaper.

You must be registered with Southbank Local News to be able to post comments.
To register, please click here.