Date
26 September 2017
The police chief and the head of the ICAC’s operations review committee were in a meeting in the building when the agency received word of the bomb threat. Photo: Xinhua
The police chief and the head of the ICAC’s operations review committee were in a meeting in the building when the agency received word of the bomb threat. Photo: Xinhua

Bomb threat at ICAC headquarters proves to be false alarm

A threat to bomb the headquarters of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) in North Point turned out to be a false alarm, Ming Pao Daily reported Thursday.

A spokesman for the antigraft agency said it received a notice about the bomb threat from the police at about 11 a.m. Wednesday, when Police Commissioner Stephen Lo Wai-chung and Maria Tam Wai-chu, chairwoman of the ICAC’s Operations Review Committee, were in a meeting at the building.

Police received a call earlier in the day from a man who claimed he had placed a bomb in the ICAC headquarters.

A search of the premises by police found no explosives but a suspicious black bag in a flower pot.

Nothing suspicious was in the bag.

The call was reportedly made from Mong Kok, and the case is being followed up by the district’s crime investigation unit.

Lo left the building without responding to questions from the media.

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