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Apple evacuates European HQ after bomb threat

However, Garda says no army bomb disposal team called

Apple's European headquarters in Cork, Ireland were evacuated this morning after threatening emails were received by the company.

Up to 4,000 workers were rushed out of the premises in Hollyhill and Lavitts Quay, reported the Irish Independent, which said it believed that the Model Farm Road location was also evacuated as a precaution.

The threat was issued at 9am this morning, and staff sent away from the Hollyhill premises were informed that they wouldn't be allowed to park in the regular spots upon return.

A spokesperson for the Garda Síochána told the Independent that no army bomb disposal team had been called to the scene.

Staff had reportedly begun to return to the Hollyhill premises shortly before noon.

It follows a similar security scare at Intel's Leixlip premises last year, which were evacuated after a hoax threat. Intel reckoned the hoaxer in that instance cost it 6,000 hours of production. ®

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