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Bomb scare prompts dump evacuation

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 9/06/2016

The discovery of a bomb-like object has prompted the evacuation of a Waikato transfer station.

A police bomb squad was called to the Paterangi Road dump in Te Awamutu, at about noon on Thursday.

Staff had discovered a "hand-made" object that resembled a bomb, prompting an evacuation a police spokeswoman said.

She said the item had been disposed of by the afternoon without incident.

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