Mount Pleasant Shopping Centre has been evacuated.
Mount Pleasant Shopping Centre has been evacuated. Lee Constable

'We just ran': Threat on Mount Pleasant shopping centre

A POLICE media spokesman confirmed Mount Pleasant Shopping Centre received a 'threat' this afternoon and  the centre has been evacuated.

He said the centre was evacuated from 4pm.

Mount Pleasant Shopping Centre evacuated, police on scene.
Mount Pleasant Shopping Centre evacuated, police on scene. Lee Constable

Resident Amanda Webber said after an announcement came over the shopping centre speaker "we literally just ran".

"It was pretty scary."

A business owner who wanted to remain nameless said police were very organised in evacuating and very fast too.

Meanwhile Lisa Metten of Flowers from Lisa's at the centre said police were still on the scene.

UPDATE 5.20PM: Police confirm a 'threat' was received at the shopping centre, story here:...

Posted by Daily Mercury on Thursday, February 11, 2016

"The florists are in the car park still waiting," she said.

"The policeman said they are three quarters through the search."



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