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NAB bomb threat: Branches to reopen after ‘hoax’

National Australia Bank will reopen its doors on Thursday after a hoax bomb threat forced it to close hundreds of branches across the country.

The NAB evacuated and shut all of its branches, business banking centres and commercial sites across the country on Wednesday over a “physical security threat”.

However, later in the day the bank confirmed it had been a hoax.

“The latest advice from state and federal police is that the threat is not credible and has been deemed a hoax,” NAB said in a statement on Wednesday evening.

“As a result, we are pleased to advise that it is now safe to return to all NAB locations from tomorrow morning.”

AAP understands it was a bomb threat, although neither NAB, the Australian Federal Police or Queensland Police would confirm.

The lender has more than 600 branches across Australia and acknowledged the disruption had been an inconvenience for customers and staff.

The NAB will reopen its branches across the country after an apparent bomb threat was ruled a hoax. Credit: AAP

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