Callout a hoax
It’s not clear who is behind a hoax that sparked a callout from the armed forces’ bomb disposal unit over the weekend. A member of the public called police after finding a suspicious-looking object outside the Fickling Centre in Three Kings on Sunday morning. Fifty people were evacuated from the centre and the gym next door. The Three Kings Library is in the complex, but had not yet opened for the day. The bomb disposal unit assessed the item and found it was harmless. Avondale police Detective Senior Sergeant John Sutton says forensic tests are being done. ‘‘It’s being investigated as wasting police time,’’ he says.