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Tai Wai MTR station evacuated after cardboard box marked ‘bomb’ is discovered

Tai Wai MTR station was evacuated on Monday evening after a cardboard box marked “bomb” was discovered.

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Tai Wai Station, file photo. Photo: Wikicommons.

Several dozen bomb disposal officers wearing protective gear responded, but police later confirmed that the suspicious package did not contain any explosives.

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Che Kung Miu Road was closed northbound and traffic was rerouted as a precaution.

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Police received a report from a concerned member of the public at around 7pm. Oriental Daily reported that the suspicious item was found outside a station toilet.

Updated: 21:50

Tai Wai MTR station evacuated after cardboard box marked 'bomb' is discovered