Bomb scare in MoBay

Observer Reporter

Friday, July 29, 2005

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MONTEGO BAY, St James - Operations at the Bank of Nova Scotia on St James Street in Montego Bay were disrupted yesterday following reports that a bomb had been planted in the building.

A number of stores in the vicinity of the bank also closed their doors as the police were called in and proceeded to conduct a search of the area.

"There was an anonymous caller who reported a bomb would have been set off at 2:00 pm. Our bomb disposal unit checked the area and nothing was found," Superintendent Warren Clarke told the Observer yesterday.

The anonymous call was received at about 1:15 pm, according to the Constabulary Communication Network officer for the parish Constable Peter Salkey. On arrival at the scene, the police cordoned off the area while they detoured traffic going into the square and did their search.




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