Club owner has suspicions about who made bomb call

TIM Austin has his suspicions about the identity of a brazen person who called 000 and told police there was a bomb at his nightclub.

At the time the suspect made the hoax call, Mr Austin's nightclub was packed with 350 teenagers.

The Studio 2 Nightclub owner had to evacuate his club on Thursday night. His young patrons were forced to brave stormy conditions and wait outside while emergency services searched the club for a "package".

Nothing was found.

Rockhampton CIB were investigating after a man dialled 000 from a public phone booth in Allenstown, and told police there was a bomb at Studio 2 Nightclub.

On Thursday night, at about the time the call was put through to police Studio 2 Nightclub was holding a police-approved nightclubbing event for teenagers aged between 14 and 17, called Synergy.

Mr Austin said when the building was evacuated, event security guards escorted the teenagers out and made sure they were outside the premises in a safe manner.

"We have been running these events for the past two years quite successfully, in conjunction with the Queensland Police Service," Mr Austin said.

The patrons were outside the nightclub for no longer than 30 minutes before the event resumed.

Synergy is a nightclubbing event run during the school holidays.

If you have any information that could help police, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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