Shopping centre is evacuated during lockdown after a bomb threat was made
- Bateau Bay Square, in the NSW Central Coast, was evacuated on Thursday
- Police were called after a bomb threat was made on the centre about 1.15pm
- Officers searched the scene but found no threat to the public’s safety
A shopping centre on the NSW Central Coast has been evacuated due to a bomb scare.
Police were called to Bateau Bay Square on Bay Village Road in Bateau Bay after a threat was made around 1.15pm on Thursday.
Reports online claim the threat was made on a post box outside a St George Bank at the shopping mall, but police are still investigating the incident.
Bateau Bay Square (pictured), in the NSW Central Coast, has been evacuated due to a bomb threat
Residents in Bateau Bay, around 100km north of Sydney, are currently under stay-at-home orders under Covid lockdown restrictions in place across NSW.
It remains unclear how many people were in the centre at the time of the evacuation.
Officers searched the scene but found there was no threat to the public’s safety.
‘Police have cleared the scene and declared the area safe after finding no threat to the public,’ a NSW spokesperson said.
Police are on the scene and have taped off part of the shopping centre as they investigate