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Court evacuated on false alarm

Court proceedings were interupted in Magistrates’ Court yesterday morning when a false fire alarm was set off at Hamilton Police Station.

Prisoners appearing in court were led out of the building in handcuffs. The building was cleared for re-entry by the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service after they assessed the situation and the incident is now under investigation.

The alarm was activated in the custody area of the station around 10.30am.

“As a result, the police station and the adjoining Magistrates’ Court in the Dame Lois Browne Evans building were briefly evacuated,” a Police spokesman said.

“The Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service promptly attended the scene, assessed the situation and shortly thereafter reentry into the premises was allowed. Inquiries into the cause of the fire alarm activation are ongoing.”

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Published May 29, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated May 28, 2013 at 10:17 pm)

Court evacuated on false alarm

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