WREXHAM town centre was plunged into chaos last week when bomb squad experts were called to deal with a suspicious package left at a children's centre.
Grosvenor Road and Regent Street were cordoned off and local businesses evacuated on Friday, August 15, as police investigated the bomb scare, aimed at the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass).
The scare is the latest in a series of suspect packages received at Cafcass premises throughout the UK over the past week, and there was a similar alert at the Cafcass Centre in Chester on Thursday, August 14.
Scotland Yard is currently investigating, but it is not known who is behind the campaign or why.
North Wales Police and the fire service were called to the incident at 9.45am, and a 100 metre cordon was placed from Grosvenor Road to King Street.
Traffic ground to halt as police diverted vehicles around King Street and blocked Regent Street, and local businesses were evacuated while workers waited for the all-clear.
Rachel Jones, a 23-year-old bank manager, was one of those evacuated. She told the Mail: 'We heard the sirens and the commotion outside but we didn't know what was going on. Everyone stopped working to look outside and we could see masses of people out-side the centre.
'Then the police came in and told us we had to evacuate the building. We all panicked because we had no idea what was going on.
'When we were all safely out, a policeman told us that there was a suspected bomb in the area and that the bomb squad had been called. I couldn't believe it - I was totally shocked. I'm just thankful that no-one was hurt.'
Hundreds of shoppers gathered around the cordon to see what was happening, and the bomb squad arrived shortly after 10.20am. It was later confirmed that the package was not dangerous.
Cafcass represents the needs and interests of children and teenagers and is independent of the courts, social services, education and health authorities.
'The packages are being examined and at present, none have proved dangerous,' said a spokeswoman for Cafcass.
'Cafcass's priority at all times is to protect staff and children and families that visit our offices. We have no information as to who is responsible, but it is clearly a national campaign. Cafcass is clear, however, that this is an unacceptable and criminal activity which puts our staff and the families and children who visit our office at risk and, understandably causes them distress.'
A police spokeswoman later confirmed that the suspect package had been made safe and was being treated as a hoax.