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Bomb threat at Kelowna airport turns out to be false

FILE PHOTO - RCMP were called to Kelowna International Airport on Friday, Jan. 29, 2021 after a non-specific bomb threat was made.
February 02, 2021 - 10:59 AM

RCMP investigated a bomb threat at Kelowna International Airport late last week.

The bomb threat was made at around 12:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, according to a Transport Canada bulletin.

Airport Operations were advised of a non-specific bomb threat to the terminal and aircraft. The tower manager and shift manager at Vancouver International Airport were informed of the incident, and RCMP were called in to investigate.

Kelowna airport spokesperson Jessica Hewitt said in an emailed statement today, Feb. 2, when the airport became aware of the threat RCMP were notified as a precaution. A search was conducted of the baggage and common areas, but nothing was found. 

There was no risk to passengers and flights were unaffected as a result of the incident, she said.

“The safety of our passengers and staff is of the highest importance and every threat is treated as a priority,” Hewitt said in the statement.

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