Jamaica News, Trelawny: Members of the Jamaica Defence Force and police officers attached to Area One Police Division, are now busy in the township of Falmouth in Trelawny, educating persons from within the Falmouth Courthouse and other neighbouring buildings, following reports of a bomb threat at the Court House on Tuesday morning, December 4.
Personnel attached to the Falmouth Police Station told our news team that the report of a bomb being planted at the Falmouth Courthouse came in shortly after 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday.
The JDF soldiers, a team from the Bomb Squad and the Caribbean Search Centre was called in.
The police also stated that they are presently evacuating persons from in and around the courthouse.
Also, all the major roadways leading up to that specific location were blocked off and traffic was diverted elsewhere.
This is the third bomb threat that the police of Trelawny are experiencing since the past four months and they say this has now become a major concern.
One business operator in Falmouth indicated that the bomb threat came on a day when two large cruise ships, including the Bob Marley and Jamrock Cruise are docked in the Harbor.
Several residents also voiced their concern over the fact that the Cruise Shipping Pier, which is in close proximity to the Falmouth Court House, was not cordoned off by the security team, in case the bomb threat is authentic.
Residents say the tourists were not informed of the threat and it was festivity as usual at the Pier, with the danger of a bomb exploding at hand.