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Topic # 185513 25-Nov-2015 19:43
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Today police cordoned off an area on Lambton Quay from Willis St to around Johnston St. A suspicious object was found in front of McDonald's.

Business were evacuated, offices emptied, transport diverted, people sent home. A robot was sent to detonated the object and police collected material for analysis. We don't know what exactly was there.

And this is the pearl that comes on Stuff:

"A woman who had been in a building close to where the package was found said she had no idea what was going on. "

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  Reply # 1434779 25-Nov-2015 19:48
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A website reporting on the incident proves that it has no idea what is going on?





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  Reply # 1434796 25-Nov-2015 20:15
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http://www.stuff.co.nz/content/dam/images/1/8/a/x/r/s/image.related.StuffLandscapeSixteenByNine.620x349.18aw1c.png/1448433970124.jpg


Any guesses? Commercial vaccum cleaner?

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  Reply # 1434798 25-Nov-2015 20:19
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Any guesses? Commercial vaccum cleaner?

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  Reply # 1434811 25-Nov-2015 20:47
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gzt:

Any guesses? Commercial vaccum cleaner?


Hmmmmm ...... looks like a digital camera to me!

Sorry. Couldn't resist.

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  Reply # 1434867 25-Nov-2015 22:09
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freitasm: Today police cordoned off an area on Lambton Quay from Willis St to around Johnston St. A suspicious object was found in front of McDonald's.

Business were evacuated, offices emptied, transport diverted, people sent home. A robot was sent to detonated the object and police collected material for analysis. We don't know what exactly was there.

And this is the pearl that comes on Stuff:

"A woman who had been in a building close to where the package was found said she had no idea what was going on. "

yell


Hey! That is great news reporting, that is!

FWIW I asked my mother in London and she had no idea what was going on either.





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  Reply # 1434907 26-Nov-2015 06:08
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gzt:

Any guesses? Commercial vaccum cleaner?


Hmmmmm ...... looks like a digital camera to me!

Sorry. Couldn't resist.



Looks like part of a flux capacitor


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  Reply # 1434953 26-Nov-2015 08:54
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freitasm: Today police cordoned off an area on Lambton Quay from Willis St to around Johnston St. A suspicious object was found in front of McDonald's.

Business were evacuated, offices emptied, transport diverted, people sent home. A robot was sent to detonated the object and police collected material for analysis. We don't know what exactly was there.

And this is the pearl that comes on Stuff:

"A woman who had been in a building close to where the package was found said she had no idea what was going on. "

yell


Stuff gets more like The Onion every day!

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  Reply # 1435209 26-Nov-2015 13:44
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Deliberate hoax: collection of items made to look suspicious

http://mobile.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.php?c_id=1&objectid=11551768

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  Reply # 1435221 26-Nov-2015 14:07
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It's the second bomb threat\scare in as many weeks.

The district court was evacuated the other week due to a bomb threat.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/74103682/wellington-district-court-evacuated-after-bomb-scare



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  Reply # 1435586 26-Nov-2015 22:53
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anyone remember the mysterious briefcase also found in welly in the 80s ?

inside was an sis i.d., a pie and a copy of penthouse magazine.

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  Reply # 1435682 26-Nov-2015 23:57
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At least this was a simple job though and dealt with relatively quickly. I haven't seen any details on the device yet but hopefully will soon. It'll be interesting to see its dimensions/construction and whether or not there was a bit of an over reaction.

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  Reply # 1435860 27-Nov-2015 10:34
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gzt:

Any guesses? Commercial vaccum cleaner?


Much smaller, the paver it is lying on is a similar size to house brick. Reported to look like a bomb, it looks more like a small electric motor from that blurry image.

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  Reply # 1435993 27-Nov-2015 13:00
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Hamilton Gardens were evacuated yesterday after an anonymous bomb threat also.




Keep calm, and carry on posting.

 

 

 

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