September 10, 2018 11.45 am This story is over 38 months old

Bomb alert at city council was false alarm

People were back inside in 30 minutes

The City of Lincoln Council has said an alarm which sparked rumours of a bomb threat at City Hall was a false alarm.

Social media posts about an alleged threat caused concern with many. The Lincolnite has learnt from the council that an alarm went off incorrectly and that all services have been returned to normal.

Linda Robinson posted in the ‘You’re probably from Lincoln If…’ Facebook Group on the morning of Monday, September 10: “The council have had a bomb threat so it’s closed for a few hours to check the whole building.

“Anybody that has appointments today apparently they have all been cancelled.”

A spokesperson for the City of Lincoln Council told The Lincolnite a bomb alarm went off incorrectly at around 9.45am and people went outside into the car park while the building was checked and were back inside in 30 minutes.

The spokesperson said: “The alarm went off this morning, resulting in the evacuation of the building for a short time. We believe there may be a fault with the system and currently have a fire alarm expert on site investigating the matter.”

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