Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Building declared safe following bomb scare in St James

A call centre in Montego Bay, St James was forced to lock down its operations on Tuesday, after several anonymous calls were received concerning a bomb being on the building, causing a security scare.

Reports from the Montego Bay Police are that about 11:20 am, police received information  of a bomb threat at the location on East Street in the parish.

Bomb disposal exports of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) as well as members of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) and the Fire Brigade responded and 100 persons who work on the building were evacuated.

The building and surroundings were scoured and nothing unearthed. After combing the area, it was declared safe.

The government, last month declared a state of emergency in St James, which sees the entire parish with heavy police and military presence.

 

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