Someone Who Claimed To Be From Bukit Aman Issued A Bomb Threat At Shah Alam Courts Complex

The area has since been declared safe.

Cover image via theSun/Malaysiakini (edited)

A man who claimed to be a Bukit Aman police officer issued a bomb threat at the Shah Alam High Court earlier today, 19 November

"The district police received an emergency 999 call from the Shah Alam High Court director over a bomb threat received by the court's staff this morning," Shah Alam district police chief Baharudin Mat Taib said, according to Malaysiakini

Shah Alam courts complex

Image via theSun

The Shah Alam courts complex was then evacuated

"Police went to the location and ordered for it to be evacuated. The Bomb Squad and K9 unit conducted checks, but did not find any bomb or threatening objects at the area," Baharudin said. 

Firemen were also dispatched to the scene

"The department dispatched eight firemen from the Shah Alam Fire Station (to the scene)," Selangor Fire and Rescue Department operations center chief Alimaddia Bukri told Malaysiakini. 

"The firemen at the scene have initiated evacuation procedures and are waiting for the police (to conduct checks)," he added.

Image via Twitter

The building was declared safe at 12.45pm, and all court officials were allowed to reenter the court.

The bomb threat is being investigated under Section 506 of the Penal Code for criminal intimidation. 

Netizens have since taken videos of the situation at the courts complex

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