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False bomb threat evacuates Kelowna hotel

A false bomb threat forced an evacuation at the Accent Inn on Harvey Avenue in Kelowna, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016.
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February 08, 2016 - 12:04 PM

KELOWNA – Guests at a Kelowna hotel were forced out of their rooms in the middle of the night after someone called in a bomb threat.

RCMP say at about 1:12 a.m., Feb. 8, a bomb threat was made at the Accent Inn on Harvey Avenue and Gordon Drive.

An employee at the hotel took a call from an unknown person who said there was a bomb in the building, according to a RCMP media release. The employee called police who treated the "non-specific threat" as serious.

Members of the RCMP, Kelowna Fire Department and B.C. Ambulance evacuated the people in 30 rooms and who were sent across the street to the Capri Hotel, police say.

Two police service dogs searched the hotel for explosives, nothing was found and the guests were allowed back into their rooms.

No suspect has been arrested in connection with the false threat.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300, remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, by leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net or by texting to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Howard Alexander at halexander@infonews.ca. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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