Suitcase sparks ChCh bomb scare

Police were called to a suspected bomb alert on Tuesday, after an innocent tourist had padlocked her suitcase to a wall of Christ Church Meadows building.

Having been alerted to the scene, just outside the Meadows building of Christ Church, the police were considering what further action to take when the tourist returned.

Explaining that she had left the briefcase to go shopping, the alarm was called off, and the briefcase was removed.

The College was temporarily closed whilst the area was cordoned off and inhabitants of Meadows building warned to keep away from their windows.

Police deny claims that they were ready to carry out a controlled explosion.