Streets closed and evacuated due to bomb threat
UPDATE: STAFF have returned to work after a bomb threat was made to an Emerald bank earlier today, forcing police to order people to evacuate the area.
Emerald police evacuated a number of businesses and cleared the streets near the corner of Clermont and Anakie Sts.
A Queensland Police spokesman said police had now deemed the area safe and that business had since continued as normal around Emerald’s ANZ.
An ANZ spokesman said police would continue to investigate and confirmed no staff or customers were physically injured during the incident.
Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact Emerald Police, call Policelink on 131 444 or ring Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
12.20PM: POLICE have evacuated a number of Emerald businesses following a bomb threat to a bank.
ANZ staff reported the threat to police about 9.40am today, a Queensland Police Spokesman said.
He said police are taking precautionary action.
A number of businesses surrounding the ANZ bank, near the corner of Clermont and Anakie Sts, have been evacuated and police are redirecting traffic.
11.09AM: MORE than 20 employees have been evacuated from their workplace at Emerald after an incident at ANZ, on the corner of Clermont and Anakie streets.
Emerald Police evacuated staff and clients from ANZ, Workpac and Plaza Sports about 10am this morning, an employee said
The entrance to ANZ was taped off to prevent passer-bys from using the ATM.
Although no details have been revealed, a passer-by suggested a bomb threat had been made.
Emerald Police continue to investigate.