UPDATE @ 3.15 PM | An alleged phone threat made towards a McDonalds restaurant on the Gold Coast this afternoon has been deemed a hoax.
Police swarmed the fast-food restaurant at the corner of Australia Avenue and the Gold Coast Highway in Broadbeach around 1.45pm on Wednesday after being alerted to the threat.
It’s understood the threat was made over the phone just before 1.30pm, however police could not confirm the nature of it.
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The store was evacuated as officers scoured the premises working to verify the authenticity of the threat.
However, a Queensland Police spokesperson said it was found to be “unsubstantiated” and the store was deemed safe a short time later.
EARLIER @ 2.45 PM | Police are currently scouring a McDonalds restaurant on the Gold Coast after an alleged phone threat was made.
A Queensland Police spokesperson confirmed to myGC that officers are on scene at a fast-food restaurant on the corner of Australia Avenue and the Gold Coast Highway in Broadbeach.
It’s understood a threat was made towards the store just before 1.30pm.
“We’re working to verify the authenticity of an alleged threat,” police said.
Officers are in the final stages of searching the restaurant, which is part of standard procedures with all incidents of this nature.