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Box of Perfume Causes Hotel Bomb Scare in York

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10:31am 31st January 2013

A box of perfume has caused a bomb scare in a city centre hotel in York.

Police spokeswoman said:

“Police were called by staff at the Hilton Hotel on Tower Street, York at around 9.20am on Thursday 31 January 2013 after a member of staff found a suspicious package in the ladies toilets."

“The hotel was evacuated and police attended the scene, alerting other emergency services."

“On attendance, officers found the package was in fact a box of toiletries made to look like sticks of dynamite with the writing TNT on the side."

“The call was a call made in good faith and the staff did the right thing in alerting the emergency services.”

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