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MLA hostel in Mumbai evacuated, following bomb scare

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Mumbai, Sep 29: An MLA hostel in south Mumbai was evacuated after the city police received a phone call about a bomb being placed in the building, an official said on Tuesday.

However, no bomb was found after a search on the premises and the phone call turned out to be a hoax, he said.

MLA hostel in Mumbai evacuated, following bomb scare

The incident took place on Monday night when an unidentified person called the police, saying a bomb was placed inside the Akashvani MLA hostel, located near the state secretariat, the official said.

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Police rushed to the spot and around 150 people, who were occupying rooms in the hostel, were moved out, he said.

A Bomb Disposal and Detection Squad (BDDS) accompanied by sniffer dogs carried out an extensive search in the building till the early hours of Tuesday.

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    However, the police and the BDDS team did not find anything suspicious and the call turned out to be a false alarm, the official said.

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