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Woman charged in bomb hoax

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A woman has been charged after a bomb hoax caused Melbourne’s major retailers to evacuate the Bourke Street mall on Saturday.

Myer and David Jones were closed to customers for more than an hour on Saturday afternoon while police performed a safety check in and around the mall precinct.

A 39-year-old Collingwood woman was arrested about 1am on Sunday.

She was charged with causing a bomb hoax, making a false report to police and using a telecommunication device to menace.

She was remanded to appear at Melbourne Magistrates Court later on Sunday.

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