Tampin Hospital bomb threat a hoax, say police - Nation

TAMPIN (Bernama): The bomb threat at the Tampin Hospital on Friday (Dec 14) turned out to be a hoax.The police gave the “all clear” at 9.50am after a thorough search of the double-storey building by 14 members of the Negri Sembilan police bomb disposal unit and a sniffer dog from the K9 unit with two handlers for about an hour from 8.40am.Tampin police chief Supt Ramli Kasa said the hospital emergency division received a telephone call over the bomb threat at 5.50am and the police were notified by Tampin Hospital director Dr Norzaliza Razali.“We conducted a thorough check, including looking in the toilets and into refuse bins, but did not find any object suspected to be a bomb as the caller had claimed,” he told reporters.Also present were Negri Sembilan Health, Environment, Cooperatives and Consumerism Committee chairman S. Veerapan, Negri Sembilan Fire and Rescue Department director Norazam Khamis and Dr Norzaliza.Supt Ramli said the police were tracing the caller and warned of firm action because it involved disturbing public order.Norazam said the Fire and Rescue Department deployed 29 officers and personnel from the Tampin, Rembau and Seremban 2 stations and a hazardous materials (hazmat) unit.In SEREMBAN, Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the Health Ministry viewed the matter seriously and wanted the authorities to bring the culprit to book.There were 90 patients, 14 of whom were in critical condition, and 189 staff at the hospital at the time, he said, adding that the hoax had put them in jeopardy. - BernamaRelated story:Bomb threat at Tampin Hospital

Source:The Star

December 14, 2018 14:37 UTC

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