York hotel "bomb" was scent bottle

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A HOTEL was evacuated - after a designer perfume bottle, shaped like a bundle of TNT, was mistaken for a bomb.

Staff at the Hilton Hotel in Tower Street, York, called police at 9.20am after the “suspicious package” was found in the ladies’ lavatory..

A police spokesman said: “The hotel was evacuated and police attended the scene, alerting other emergency services.

“On attendance, officers found the package was in fact a box of toiletries made to look like sticks of dynamite with the writing TNT on the side.”

He added: “The call was a call made in good faith and the staff did the right thing in alerting the emergency services.”

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