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Bomb scare

17 Jul 2012

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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.

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