Police are investigating a bomb threat in central Mount Maunganui.
The post office, Diamond and Co and Beach Legal, all at 155 Maunganui Rd, were believed to have been closed and cleared.
A police Northern Communications Centre spokesperson said a topless male had been causing a disturbance in businesses and police were looking for him.
A Bay of Plenty Times caller said they believed a man had walked into a shop, taken off his clothes and left a package which he said was a bomb.
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