Current Conditions

Cloudy
4.4°C

UPDATE: Suspicious package at Kelowna gas station not a threat

A Kelowna RCMP officer is seen with a package wrapped in Christmas paper following a search by a bomb sniffing dog at the Shell gas station at Harvey Avenue and Richter Street, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017.
January 05, 2017 - 11:01 AM

KELOWNA - The gift wrapped package found outside a downtown Kelowna gas station this morning is not suspicious, RCMP say.

Police were called to the Shell gas station in the 600 block of Harvey Avenue, Jan 5, to investigate.

"Out of an abundance of caution, investigators have called for the assistance of a police canine dog, specifically trained in the detection of explosive materials." Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey says in a media release.

After a sweep by the police dog, an officer took a package wrapped in Christmas paper from behind a pile of firewood.

"RCMP have confirmed the item discovered outside the business was not a threat," O'Donaghey says, adding the item has been removed.

Police are not saying what was in the gift wrapped package.

Access to the Shell gas station had been restricted while the search was conducted.

— This story was updated at 10:55 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 to say the suspicious package was not a threat.


To contact a reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw or call 250-718-0428 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

We welcome your comments and opinions on our stories but play nice. We won't censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above. 

News from © InfoTel News Ltd, 2017
InfoTel News Ltd

  • Popular kelowna News
  • Comments
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile