Man bailed over Woolwich Tesco bomb scare

News Shopper: Man bailed over Woolwich Tesco bomb scare Man bailed over Woolwich Tesco bomb scare

A 39-YEAR-OLD man has been bailed following a hoax bomb threat which saw Woolwich Tesco and council buildings evacuated yesterday.

Police and fire crews were called out to the Love Lane store at around 3pm following an incident between a customer and a member of staff.

One witness claims a man in the superstore's car park began ranting that he had a bomb in his vehicle, sparking a security alert.

It saw the huge building evacuated along with the Woolwich Centre next door.

A spokeswoman for Greenwich police said: "A vehicle was stopped by police in Thomas Street and a 39-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of making a hoax bomb threat.

"He was taken into police custody and has been bailed to return in a date in February."

The alert at the store, near where soldier Lee Rigby was murdered last year by two Islamic extremists, sparked online rumours that the library had been bombed.

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