Auckland hotel hit by hoax anthrax threat

File photo / NZ Herald
File photo / NZ Herald

A hoax anthrax threat made to an inner-city Auckland hotel this afternoon is being investigated by police.

A malicious phone call was made to the Grand Chancellor Hotel about 3.30pm, police said in a statement.

Emergency services isolated the scene and it was soon confirmed there was no danger to any guests or members of the public.

Police said they were investigating the call but would not comment further.

A hotel spokesman said it was the second such incident in as many weeks, with a bomb threat last week suspected of being made by the same person.

It was not known who was responsible.

- APNZ

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