Verbal threats on the telephone resulted in the evacuation of Dubbo Square Charter Hall on Saturday afternoon. Photo: LAURA McINTYREEMERGENCY services were called to Dubbo Square Charter Hall shortly after 2pm on Saturday, April 4.
Orana Local Area Command Inspector Gemini Bakos said Coles supermarket management had received a telephone call from an unhappy customer.
“There were many verbal threats made,” Inspector Bakos said.
In response to the telephone call, Coles management and Dubbo Square Charter Hall management made the decision to evacuate the entire centre.
Police were on the scene at 2:10pm, Inspector Bakos said.
“Dubbo police assisted with the evacuation and conducted their own investigation in Coles,” she said.
At 2:43pm, the area was deemed safe by Orana Local Area Command and was reopened.
“This was decided by both Dubbo Square Charter Hall management and Coles management.”
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