Armed Offenders Squad respond to hoax threat

A police AOS callout this morning was in response to a threat made via social media. It has since proven to be false. Photo wikipedia

The Armed Offenders Squad was dispatched to Golflands today after a threat was made on Facebook, police have confirmed.

“This morning police visited an address in response to a threat made via social media.,” a police spokesman told the Times.

“They have since found the threat to be a hoax.”

Posts on a local social media site speculated that there had been deaths. This is incorrect, police confirmed.