Bomb squad deployed to defuse suspected explosive in backpack left in phone booth near Justice Place in Central

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26th July 2019 – (Hong Kong) A backpack and a bottle of water were found in telephone booth near Justice Place (Former Central Government Offices), 18, Lower Albert Road in Central at around 9.47am today. A passerby who saw the suspicious backpack called the police for help. Police received report and deployed bomb squad (EOD) to inspect the bag.

The entire road was cordoned off while bomb disposal robot was used to inspect the suspected package. After investigation, the bomb squad confirmed that there was no explosives in the bag. At 11.35am today, police managed to contact the owner of the backpack who left it at the phone booth by accident.