Pretoria: Menlyn Maine mall evacuated due to bomb threatDevdiscourse News Desk | Pretoria | Updated: 17-09-2019 20:19 IST | Created: 17-09-2019 18:02 IST
The Menlyn Maine mall in South Africa's Pretoria was evacuated on Tuesday due to a bomb threat, according to local media. A man reportedly threatened to blow up the building while trying to rob Absa branch in Menlyn Maine.
The man who threatened a bomb blast at Menlyn Maine was arrested but the bomb disposal squad is still searching the building for any suspicious object and have not declared the mall safe yet.
#sapsGP #SAPS Brooklyn arrested a man after he made a bomb threat at the Menlyn Maine Shopping Centre this morning. #SAPS bomb disposal & #K9 units are still on the scene to inspect a device that was found. The centre is not declared as safe yet. MLhttps://t.co/IxNtKNdd11 pic.twitter.com/DSimesEOiQ— SA Police Service (@SAPoliceService) September 17, 2019
Update: Media reports suggest that the mall has been reopened after SAPS gave an all-clear at around 03:00 pm local time.