Shoppers and shop owners where left stranded today when Whitfords Shopping Centre was evacuated due to a alleged ‘serious threat’.

Centre Management would not elaborate on what the alleged serious threat was related to but felt it was necessary for the safety of shoppers and tenants to evacuate the building.

Speculation was rife among evacuees as Police cornered off the street entrance and remained tight lipped about the evacuation.

After approximately two hours, shoppers and shop owners were allowed back inside the building and business was carried out as usual.

It is still unclear why the emergency evacuation took place. Tell us what you think in the comments below.