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RCMP investigate fake bomb threats

August 28, 2013 - 4:34 PM

KAMLOOPS - Little information has been made public following a bomb threat at a Kamloops motel yesterday.

Nothing suspicious turned up during the investigation, though three notes were found in the motel forcing an evacuation that left staff in the streets while police searched the motel for clues.

The five-hour search ended after a dog was brought in to sniff out the premises for explosive materials, yielding no results.

Kamloops RCMP Cpl. Cheryl Bush told InfoTel News that fake bomb threats are not common in the Tournament Capital and can be taxing on police resources and an inconvenience for all involved.

An RCMP investigation is ongoing which has left Bush tight-lipped about the situation.

"There's not really a lot we can say at this point," she said.

She would not detail whether there are suspects or whether additional evidence was taken in the five hours police spent surrounding the perimeter of the Ramada Inn on Columbia Street between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. yesterday.

She said about 12 'units' were evacuated at the motel but had no exact number of how many people were affected.

After speaking with multiple different motel staff, the Ramada Inn would not comment.

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