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Man arrested over bomb threat to rest home

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 18/01/2017

A man has been arrested over a bomb threat to a Whangarei rest home.

The 50-year-old local man was charged with threatening to cause harm and will appear in the Whangarei District Court on Thursday, police say.

On Saturday the Shalom Rest Home was evacuated after a call claimed there was a bomb underneath the property. No bomb was found.

There were 29 elderly residents at Mill Road property at the time and police said it was a 28C day.

"Police take such threats seriously, especially when they involve the vulnerable in our communities -children and the elderly," said Inspector Al Symonds.

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