GEORGE NEWS - Staff and patrons of Checkers Paddagat had to evacuate the building earlier this afternoon due to a bomb threat.
Police and other emergency services were on scene shortly after the store manager received the call and everyone evacuated the building.
According to Southern Cape police spokesperson, Capt Malcolm Pojie, the male caller phoned in and said that there was a bomb in the building that would explode within minutes.
The bomb squad as well as K9 unit were deployed but no bomb was found and the premises was declared safe.
Anyone with information is asked to call Warrant Officer Jerome Malan on 044 803 4715 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111.
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