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RCMP take bomb threat caller into custody

Last Updated Nov 29, 2022 at 4:04 pm MST

The sign outside of the RCMP Detachment office in Timberlea. MYMCMURRAY/File photo

Investigators have arrested and charged a man in connection with the bomb threat to the Jubilee building.

Wood Buffalo RCMP said the male subject phoned in the threat to the RMWB at 11:00 a.m. on Nov. 28, 2022.

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Police were contacted and the municipal building, along with the connected Provincial Building, were evacuated.

Occupants in the neighbouring buildings were also notified of the potential danger, and RCMP closed vehicular and foot traffic through the area for several hours.

At 4:00 p.m., the man contacted police, said he called in the bomb threat and was arrested by Wood Buffalo RCMP.

Two hours later, police released a statement updating the public on the situation.

“Wood Buffalo RCMP have cleared the scene. There was no evidence of anything unusual found at the scene.”

RCMP or municipal staff found any suspicious items in the building.

The area has been cleared, and staff were able to enter to resume normal operations.

A 60-year-old man from Fort McMurray has been charged with the following:

  • Uttering threats to damage property
  • Public mischief
  • Conveying false information with the intent to alarm
  • Mischief to the operation of a property

 

The suspect is due in court on Nov. 30, 2022.