Apple Store in Sydney, Australia Reopens After Temporary Closure Due to Alleged Bomb Threat

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    The Apple retail store located on George Street in Sydney, Australia was closed for a brief period of time today due to "a police operation," although the exact reasoning behind the closure remains unclear. Some customers evacuated from the store tweeted claims of hearing employees discussing a "bomb threat," while workers in nearby buildings are referencing some kind of workplace accident responsible for the closure (via Gizmodo Australia).

    The only information confirmed by the local police force referenced "a police operation" that was ongoing on the corner of King and George streets between 1:36 PM and 1:50 PM local time today. A police dog was also seen entering the Apple Store, but once it left and the police appeared finished at the scene at around 2:24 PM, a line was allowed to queue back on the street for re-entry into the store.
    Since customers have now been allowed to re-enter the location, it appears that the officers didn't find anything of potential harm in the store.

    Article Link: Apple Store in Sydney, Australia Reopens After Temporary Closure Due to Alleged Bomb Threat
  2. chr1s60 macrumors 68000


    Jul 24, 2007
    Turns out it was just someone on their way to send back their Galaxy Note 7.
  3. lunarworks macrumors 6502a

    Jun 17, 2003
    Toronto, Canada
    Someone's clearly upset at the news that Windows Phone now has a 0% market share.
  4. iMi macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2014
    0.3% market share, you fool. :p How dare you dismiss the 12 people still using it.
  5. BrodieApple macrumors 6502


    Aug 16, 2015
    Walking to the tiny samsung store they opened across the street trying to compete. (its true lol)
  6. atlatnesiti macrumors 6502a

    Sep 4, 2008
    Sydney, Australia
    That's weird, because it didn't involve Apple Store at all, store location is to blame if anything, but NOTHING happened at Apple Store.
    Non story and definitely no Apple related.
    Btw; I live around the corner and haven't even noticed anything until Macrumors post ;)
  7. lunarworks macrumors 6502a

    Jun 17, 2003
    Toronto, Canada
    Sorry, 11 people. My wife upgraded her Lumia to an iPhone a few weeks ago. :p
  8. tehBrad macrumors regular

    Mar 9, 2011
    Was just there a few weeks ago, very nice Apple Store and they even had a few Americans working there.
  9. MellowFuzz macrumors 6502

    Sep 11, 2013
    Someone who hates Tim Cook more than me, I guess.
  10. Shaun, UK macrumors 68030

    Mar 23, 2006
    Someone is pissed they still haven't updated the Mac Pro.
  11. Macyourdayy macrumors regular


    Sep 9, 2011
    Probably. People who buy them often can't tell the difference between one phone and another, and the Samsung Apple Store was a few doors down the road on the other side. The dark side.
    --- Post Merged, Feb 17, 2017 ---
    The what?
  12. 25ghosts macrumors regular

    Jan 31, 2008
    I heard it was Phil Schiller who literally blew up when he tested the 2016 MacBook Pros in the store on his vacation and figured out that engineering still hadn't fixed Three Finger Drag.
  13. Bitchslayer macrumors newbie


    Feb 17, 2017
    You are right,25ghosts and if people keep up with news they would see
  14. Kajje macrumors 6502a


    Dec 6, 2012
    Market has plummet after Nick lost his phone in the loo at the Irish pub the other night.
  15. sudo1996 macrumors 65816


    Aug 21, 2015
    Berkeley, CA, USA
    "Bomb has been planted."

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