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Bomb threat left in Penticton library book return

Police took a threatening note found in the book drop at the Penticton Library very seriously last week.
May 10, 2016 - 10:03 AM

PENTICTON - A bomb threat came was issued in an unusual way last week.

A threatening note was discovered in the Penticton Library’s book return at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 7, RCMP media spokesperson Cpl. Ted Manchulenko says.

"Find the bomb by 2 p.m. at these locations,” the note read.

Manchulenko says the note pointed police in the direction of three businesses, which suffered some disruption as a result of extensive searches for explosive devices.

Nothing was found by the 2 p.m. deadline, and no explosions took place.

Police are calling the incident a hoax and the forensic investigation team continues to investigate the incident.

Manchulenko says public safety was not compromised during the incident, which police took very seriously.


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