Bomb threat a dud

A SUSPICIOUS package which led to the closure and evacuation of Gawler Police Station on Monday night turned out to be used fireworks.

Officers from the Explosives Co-ordination Section (ECS) were called to the Cowan Street station after the suspicious item was handed to the front counter by a member of the public just before 5pm.

Police present suspected the item may be dangerous, so the station was evacuated and closed until ECS officers could attend and examine the

The station was reopened at 7.30pm when the suspicious item was determined to be used fireworks, which were taped together.

Police said no threat was posed to officers or members of the public, and the item will be disposed of in a safe manner by ECS officers.

No further details have been released, including the identity of the person who delivered the package or the circumstances surrounding the delivery.


Matteo Gagliardi joined The Bunyip in August 2016 with almost two years experience in regional print media, having previously worked at a community newspaper in Swan Hill, Victoria. Covering politics, local government and crime, Matteo likes to sink his teeth into hard-hitting issues, but also enjoys spending time getting to know the Gawler community. Matteo also has a passion for science, agriculture and the environment, and has previously worked as a media officer at the Australian Science Media Centre.

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