Hoax bomb call triggers panic at Leela Ambience hotel in Gurugram

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Gurugram, Sep 13 : The Leela Ambience, a five-star hotel, in Gurugram on Tuesday received a bomb threat call, triggering panic in the premises, police said. However, it later turned out to be a hoax.

Police in a statement said, “A hoax call was made to a private hotel in Gurugram on Tuesday. Police reached the hotel, evacuated it and started an investigation. The caller was found to be a 24-year-old mentally ill person. He was found to be suffering from autism and he is undergoing treatment in a private hospital in Gurugram.”

According to the report, more than a hundred guests were staying in the hotel.

However, after 90 minutes of search operation, it was found a hoax call.

An unidentified person had called the hotel’s reception desk at around 11.55 a.m.

“It was a male voice that said a bomb will explode in the (Ambience) mall,” the sources said.

The police were immediately alerted after which a dog squad and Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad (BDDS) rushed to the spot and evacuated people from the hotel.

The BDDS checked the entire hotel and its surroundings and a search operation is currently underway, the police said.

The hotel also increased the number of security staff after receiving the call.


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