Bomb squad deals with mystery object found on South Auckland road

Police could not say what the object was until army explosive experts had examined it. Photo / Michael Craig
Police could not say what the object was until army explosive experts had examined it. Photo / Michael Craig

A defence force bomb squad has dealt with a mystery object workers found on a South Auckland road this morning.

Beatty Rd was cordoned off as a precaution for nearly two hours as specialists investigated the object the road crew thought might be a bomb.

A police spokeswoman said Beatty Rd in Pukekohe had been cordoned off as a precaution. Photo / Michael Craig
A police spokeswoman said Beatty Rd in Pukekohe had been cordoned off as a precaution. Photo / Michael Craig

The cordons were lifted shortly before 1pm.

The public were not in danger, police said, and the defence force had dealt with the object.

Beatty Road. Photo / Google Maps
Beatty Road. Photo / Google Maps

Beatty Rd​ resident Jill Lane said police told her to stay away from the street.

An Auckland Transport spokesman said contractors have been doing curb, channel and footpath work along Beatty Rd since early last week.

When they found the suspicious object they called police, he said.

- NZ Herald

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