DOMINICA – Bomb scare at magistrates’ court
ROSEAU –– Things have returned to normalcy at the magistrates’ court in Roseau following what appeared to be a bomb scare this morning, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Justice Davis Letang has said.
According to information from registrar Ossie Walsh, someone named John Graham called the office of the Roseau magistrate sometime after 9 a.m., stating that at ten o’clock a bomb, located in the building, would go off.
Workers at the courthouse and surrounding businesses were evacuated to a safe zone, but the alleged bomb never went off. Letang said that based on the advice of the police, workers were told early this afternoon it was safe to return to work.
“The workers are now back at their various stations, prepared to deliver the service that we have to deliver to the public, and I still hope it was just a scare, a prank,” he said. “We have met with all of them before going back to their various stations, and gave the assurance everything should be okay; that the police have done what they had to do; and the police will continue to do their investigations to ensure the place is safe for the staff, as well as the public who come to the registry and magistrates’ court for service.”
The entire area from the J.E. Nassief Building towards the Universal Elegance was blocked off and pedestrians and traffic were diverted.