Police respond to Bomb threat at Countdown Supermarket in Rangitikei

Police respond to Bomb threat at Countdown Supermarket in Rangitikei

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A post was shared online writing that a bomb threat occurred at Rangitikei’s Countdown supermarket at around 4:40 pm on Saturday.

thisquality contacted Police to confirm if it was a legitimate post. It was established to be true of that nature.

A female called a payphone threatening to blow up the supermarket.


The motive behind the threat is unknown.

Police immediately took the threat very seriously after it was reported to them. They did not find anything of concern in the area, however.

A Police media spokesperson gave thisquality a response to the actions units at the scene took to secure and guarantee it was safe.

“Police received information this afternoon relating to a threat towards a supermarket, officers have attended the store and [did] not locate anything of concern.”

No further details were given.

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That’s actually Rangitikei Street in the Manawatu, PN, not the Rangitikei district as implied.