Bomb threat unfounded at Collicutt Centre

Red Deer facility closed early Sunday evening after threat found scrawled on wall

  • May. 1, 2017 3:48 p.m.

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Collicutt Centre was evacuated Sunday evening for several hours while staff and police responded to a bomb threat that was determined to be unfounded.

The threat was discovered scrawled on a wall in one of the washrooms; Collicutt Centre staff initiated their safety protocols and worked with RCMP to clear the building at approximately 5:30 p.m.

Police Dog Services searched the building with a bomb-trained dog and determined that the facility was safe.

While the threat was phrased in such a way that it did not appear to be serious, public safety is always top of mind for RCMP and City of Red Deer staff.

Collicutt Centre remained closed for the evening and has re-opened as usual today.

Red Deer RCMP continue to investigate, and thank the staff of Collicutt Centre for their cooperation in ensuring ongoing public safety by following their safety plan in a calm and methodical manner.

RCMP also thank the public for their cooperation while police officers and staff ensured that the building was safe.

– Fawcett

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