Details of Boks' bomb scare
NEWS: Just a day before their 11-20 defeat, South Africa were forced to evacuate their hotel due to a bomb scare.
According to The Daily Mail, during South Africa’s captain’s run on Friday a suspect package was found at the team hotel.
However, it was eventually dismissed as a false alarm after a ticking clock was discovered in a squad member’s laundry, the newspaper reported.
It prompted a serious safety concern and the Cardiff Hilton was subsequently evacuated. Police made their way down to the stadium where the team was training and took three players back to the hotel.
After searching the hotel, police discovered a burka outfit reportedly belonging to Springbok midfielder Jesse Kriel, raising further suspicion.
According to The Daily Mail, Kriel had bought it to wear during a night out after Saturday’s match.
The South Africa squad were warned by police and no further action was taken.
A Hilton Hotel statement read: “At 14.00 (local time) on Friday, November 23, there was an incident where our housekeeping team discovered a suspicious package in one of the bedrooms.
“She notified hotel management and, as per our protocol, we evacuated bedrooms above and below the floor in question and contacted the police immediately.
“They investigated promptly and, fortunately, quickly gave the all-clear.
“Our guests’ safety is naturally of paramount importance, but we are sorry for any inconvenience, and we’re grateful to South Wales Police for their swift response,”
Source: Daily Mail & Rugbypass
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