UPDATED: BOSL bomb scare called off

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UPDATED: BOSL bomb scare called off

A bomb scare was called off at the Bank of Saint Lucia (BOSL) after officials from the Special Services Unit (SSU) conducted a thorough search of the building and found that there was nothing threatening.

Sergeant Richard Innocent told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that the bomb scare was called off at about 5 p.m., once the officers had completed their operation and found that there was no immediate threat to the building.

Innocent said officials from BOSL had received an anonymous tip of a bomb threat inside the BOSL Castries office. He said despite it being an anonymous call, the police had to conduct a proper investigation to ensure that the building was safe.

The BOSL staff, who are currently on strike, were asked to move to Micoud Street, closer to the National Library for their safety, following the bomb threat. The police responded promptly to cordon off the area and assist with the evacuation.

Traffic was redirected, as the road between Jeremie Street and Boulevard was closed during that period. A fire engine was also on standby.

Fire officials said they received a call at about 2:50 p.m. about the bomb threat.

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  1. THIS COMPANIES HAVE NO RESPECT FOR THE WORKER IN STLUCIA.you min to tell me there is a bomb threat on brige street glace and M$C STILL OPERATING THEY NEED TO JAIL THEN.

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    • It is the police duty to notify the companies of an immediate threat. If no notification is given, business will continue as usual. Plus police taped off the area that was unsafe. I saw no need to close the business places.

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  2. If there was really a bomb everyone withing the Castries shopping district would die. A bomb threat is one and M&C and Glace still operating like nothing was going on. Blue Coral mall, super J and endless onlookers just gawking away with not a care for their safety. It's time we take disasters at face value in this country and stop assuming things will turn out for the best.

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