Durban - The Bomb Disposal Unit was called in on Thursday to search a Woolworths store in the Durban city centre for evidence of another "bomb" after a staff member at the store found a suspicious device.
The drama began at around midday when a staff member at Woolworths branch in Monty Naicker Street (Pine Street) found a suspicious item inside a coat in the store.
The staff member is said to have panicked and removed the device from the store and left it near a pillar on the street outside. The coat was hung from a concrete offramp leading out from the nearby Pine Parkade parking lot.
Police closed off a section of Monty Naicker Street while the bomb squad investigated the device.
Woolworths staff and management refused to speak to the media saying that have been given strict instructions not to.