Man spoken to after 1080 poison threats
A man has been spoken to by police after making threats to use 1080 poison in public places in Palmerston North.
A police spokesperson said they have spoken to the person they believe is responsible for threats made last week.
The man allegedly threatened to use the poison in multiple places, including Freyberg Pool. The popular swimming pool was closed temporarily after the threats surfaced online claiming that 1080 had been put in the pools.
Posts on social media said pellets of the poison had been left in Freyberg Pool and other locations around the city, Stuff reported.
The pools were later tested and declared safe for public use.
“Police executed a search warrant on a property near Palmerston North,” a spokesperson said.
“One man has been interviewed in relation to the threats. No 1080 was found at the property and it is believed there is no danger to the public.
“Police are still determining whether charges will be laid.”
A police spokesperson said earlier this week that they were still making inquiries and no further update was available in relation to any charges being laid.