A couple of hours ago, a supposed Subang Parade mall bomb scare video started circulating on Facebook, which sent everyone into a frenzy. On top of that, Subang Jaya (where Subang Parade is located) woke up to find police vehicles and yellow tape cordoning off the mall area as early as 9am today (1st June, Monday).
But there was no bomb. It was just a police drill.
The video, captioned, “Please avoid Subang Parade for now. Apparently they found a bomb there. Whole place is off-limits to vehicles and humans. Not sure what happened, please take note all my Subang friends,” showed policemen at the “scene”.
According to The Star Online, the Bukit Aman bomb data centre, when contacted, said that the department had not received any alert of a bomb scare in the shopping mall.
“Its a bomb drill. We were doing it as part of a training for the staff at the mall,” said Subang Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Yahaya Ramli. ACP Yahaya added that over 10 police officers were deployed for the drill.
However, the police did not circulate a notice informing residents in the area that the drill would be performed today.
Source: The Star Online.