More than 500 staff at Hong Kong Disneyland were evacuated after a broken Buzz Lightyear figurine was mistaken for a possible bomb.

 

Members of the bomb disposal unit, six fire engines, as well as two ambulances were also sent to world-famous attraction on Hong Kong’s Lantau Island.

 

The bomb scare took place just after noon when a parcel arrived in the main office’s mail room and set off X-ray scanners, leading to Hong Kong’s counter-terrorism response unit being called in.

 

The package addressed to the park’s managing director Samuel Lau Wing-kee contained exposed wires and a battery, reports said, while two sniffer dogs also seemed to confirm its possibly dangerous contents.

 

During the three-hour incident, which the park said did not affect its operations, around 500 employees were cleared from the area as the bomb squad began to investigate.

 

But when they opened the parcel, they found the broken Buzz Lightyear toy - a character from the hugely popular Pixar trilogy "Toy Story".

 

They also found an angry letter from a dad who had purchased the toy for his son and found it broken when he unboxed it at home.

 

Reports did not say whether park director Samuel Lau Wing-kee had replied to the dramatic customer complaint yet.

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Author: Scott Feng

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