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Man charged over bomb threat yesterday that caused Cook Strait ferry evacuations

A 33-year-old man has been charged over the bomb threat to the Cook Strait ferry services yesterday in Picton.

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A 33-year-old man has been charged over the bomb threat on a Cook Strait ferry yesterday. Source: 1 NEWS

He will appear in the Blenheim District Court today charged with threatening to harm people/property.

The threat meant a Cook Strait ferry sailing from Picton was delayed yesterday while the threat was investigated by police.

Both the Interislander and Bluebridge ferries berthed in Picton were searched.