There were nervous scenes in town earlier this afternoon as a large police operation was launched after a man was reportedly seen carrying a sword in the ICC area. However, this proved to be a false alarm and the man, who was in fact only carrying a musical instrument, was later tracked down by the RGP.
After 1:15pm, police deployed to the ICC and Emile Youth Hostel – armed officers, response units and police dogs flooded the area. The Primary Care Center was also reportedly in “lock-down”. The RGP later tweeted a photo of a man they wanted to contact but reassured the public that it was not “security related.”
YGTV understands that the man was located and found to be carrying a musical instrument.
Pic: David Jones