Part of Commercial Road, Port Augusta, was closed off after Country Target received a bomb threat at about 8.40am, Tuesday February 14. The threat was made by a man, via a phone call. People inside the store, located at 7/11 Commercial Road, Port Augusta, were evacuated shortly after the threat was made as SA Police attended the scene. Shortly after, people in adjoining businesses on either side of the store were also evacuated. An SA Police Spokesperson said, “At this stage, we believe it was a hoax.”
Once people inside the store and adjacent businesses were evacuated from the area, SA Police searched the building and found nothing suspicious.
Commercial Road was re-opened and other roadblocks on Tassie Street were removed, re-opening the road to traffic at around 1pm.
SA Police are conducting a search to find the origin of the call and to locate the man who made the threat.
Anyone who may have any information that can assist the police investigation is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit their website, https://crimestopperssa.com.au/.