Social media post

Police today carried out a search of a West Launceston property following a threatening social media post published this morning.

Police spoke to a 30 year old man believed to be connected with the post and undertook a search of their residence.

Police have determined there is no evidence of a credible threat to the public.

As a result of investigations into today’s incident, indications are that the post originated from overseas.

“I’d like to reassure the Launceston community that the post is considered to be a hoax and there is no evidence of a credible threat,” Detective Sergeant Joe Riley said.

“Further investigations will be carried out and anyone with information should contact Launceston Police on 131444 or report anonymously to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or crimestopperstas.com.au.”

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