Bomb threat shuts down Tournament Capital Centre in Kamloops

Police K9 units are searching the Tournament Capital Centre this afternoon, Nov. 19.
Image Credit: City of Kamloops webcam

KAMLOOPS - The Tournament Capital Centre has been evacuated and RCMP are searching the building after a bomb threat was called in this afternoon.

RCMP have confirmed the centre was evacuated because of a bomb threat directed at the Canada Games Pool. The threat came in by telephone around 2:30 p.m., Nov. 19.

The building has been completely evacuated. RCMP officers could be seen with police dogs searching the premises.

Cpl. Cheryl Bush says a bomb dog has been called in from Kelowna to investigate the building to see if there is a suspicious package. From there the bomb squad may be called in from the Lower Mainland.

Bylaw officers are currently blocking off the area around the centre and not letting foot or vehicle traffic through.

The university continues to operate except the Open Learning Centre, which has also been evacuated.

Roads in and out of the area around the centre have been shut down and drivers are being asked to avoid the area.

The Tournament Capital Centre has been evacuated this afternoon because of a bomb threat.
The Tournament Capital Centre has been evacuated this afternoon because of a bomb threat.
Image Credit: @TammyUyeda via Twitter

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jennifer Stahn at jstahn@infonews.ca or call 250-819-3723. To contact an editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

— This story was updated at 3:32 p.m., Nov. 19, 2015, with additional details from RCMP.


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