HK Disneyland evacuates 500 staff for false bomb alert
Suspicious package turned out to be broken Buzz Lightyear toy
‘To infinity and beyond!” was Buzz Lightyear’s call to action. For staff at Hong Kong Disneyland, their adventure most likely ended in the designated emergency-drill gathering place after a package containing a broken toy of Disney’s animated spaceman sparked a bomb scare.
The suspicious package was delivered by mail on Monday to Samuel Lau, the local unit’s chief executive. The company called the police at 12.30pm, fearing the half-meter long box contained a bomb, Singtao Daily reported on Tuesday.
After checked the box with an X-ray machine and a sniffer dog, the management decided to evacuate 500 staff from its main building on Hong Kong’s Lantau island.
Officers from the Police bomb disposal and anti-terrorism squads arrived soon after. After four hours, they confirmed that the box held only the broken Buzz Lightyear toy and a handwritten note that said: “This product sucks,” Apple Daily reported.
The incident comes after a mentally ill man injured 18 people by setting fire to a metro train during rush hour three days ago.