Police busy evacuating Pond Island and Telem Building due to possible bomb threat. (UPDATED 2)

Female suspect arrested in the ongoing investigation.

PHILIPSBURG:— Police are busy trying to evacuate all persons inside the TELEM main Office on Pond Island and persons on Pond Island Road as they received a phone call from TELEM about a possible bomb threat in Telem Building. SMN News understands that someone called TELEM help desk and informed them about a possible bomb inside the building. 

Police Spokesman Ricardo Henson confirmed that the evacuation took place. Henson said as a precautionary measure the Government Administration Building is also being evacuated. Henson said the Police is also busy trying to identify the caller while he is busy gathering all information.  SMN News learned that a female suspect was arrested for the false alarm. The source said it was a female who called Telem Help Desk and told them that if they knew what is good for them they should get out of the building because she would blow up the building. Police Spokesman Ricardo Henson confirmed that a female suspect was arrested shortly after 5 pm but said he did not have details on the arrest.


The police are currently at the Telem building, at the Philipsburg location investigating what seems to be a bomb threat made via the phone.
At approximately 1:50 pm on Wednesday 12th September the police dispatch received a call from the Telem department stating they received an anonymous call, from an unknown person to their help desk making claims of a possible bomb threat in the Telem building and vicinity. The emergency dispatched directed several police patrols to the Telem building to investigate what was going on.
The police department does not take bomb threats or any other threats involving human life lightly and decided to evacuate the Telem building, the Government building and persons living in the immediate area.
Traffic on the Soualiga Boulevard has been diverted into other directions. Investigators are presently trying to locate the caller. The fire department and paramedics are also on scene in case they are called to perform their duties. For safety reasons, the police department is asking all persons to stay clear from the area until everything goes back to normal. At this time more details in connection with this case are unavailable. As soon as more information becomes available the media will be informed.

KPSM Press Release.

Source: St. Martin News Network http://www.smn-news.com/st-maarten-st-martin-news/30074-breaking-news-police-busy-evacuating-pond-island-and-telem-building-due-to-possible-bomb-threat-updated.html