Suspicious device not a bomb - officials

Police were informed about the suspicious device last night. File photo / Greg Bowker
Police were informed about the suspicious device last night. File photo / Greg Bowker

A suspicious device found at a Tawa service station and been taken apart by experts and found not to be explosive.

Police were alerted to the item just after 9.30pm yesterday by employees of the service station on the corner of Main Rd and Tawa St.

It was made up of several electrical wires.

The Fire Service was put on standby and trains were stopped in the area of the device as it was considered suspicious.

Just before 2am today the NZ Defence Explosive Ordnance Disposal Squadron deconstructed the device at the scene and confirmed it was not explosive.

- APNZ

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