Dunedin police looking into social media bomb threat

The threat of a pipe bomb at the meeting had been made over Instagram. Photo: Getty Images
The threat of a pipe bomb at the meeting had been made over Instagram. Photo: Getty Images
A pipe-bomb threat made over social media last night has prompted Dunedin police to make inquiries.

Senior Sergeant Craig Dinnissen said police were alerted to the threat about 5pm, prior to a meeting of Otago property investors in Tahuna.

The threat of a pipe bomb at the meeting had been made over Instagram.

The person who made the threat had not been located, and police inquiries were ongoing, he said.