About 500 workers at Hong Kong Disneyland were evacuated from the park’s administrative buildings yesterday afternoon following a bomb scare concerning a “suspicious object.” Fortunately, that object turned out to be nothing more than Buzz Lightyear.
At around 12:30 p.m., alarms were raised in the mail room when an X-ray inspection found a package containing wires and a battery addressed to the park’s managing director. Sniffer dogs Happy and Danie were brought in and barked at the mysterious parcel.
Fearing the worst, hundreds of workers were promptly rushed out of the building while counterterrorism officers, bomb disposal experts, fire engines and ambulances were called in, SCMP reports.
A few hours later, experts determined that the mysterious package did not contain a bomb, but instead a broken Buzz Lightyear toy with a complaint letter attached from an angry father who had purchased the toy for his son only to find it broken when they returned home.
And so that’s another crisis averted. The operation of Hong Kong Disneyland itself was not affected by the bomb scare.
Last week, Chinese police in Zhejiang were also subject to a playful false alarm. Responding to reports from residents that a tiger had been spotted roaming the grounds of a local park, they investigated, and discovered a stuffed toy tiger instead.
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