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UPDATE: Three Penticton car dealerships receive bomb threats

Police are investigating after bomb threats were sent to three Penticton car dealerships, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018.
December 13, 2018 - 12:30 PM

PENTICTON - Multiple bomb threats were received at three Penticton car dealerships this morning and police say the emailed threats were sent to other dealerships outside of the city.

Penticton RCMP spokesperson Const. James Grandy says bomb threats were emailed to Skaha Ford, Penticton Honda and Penticton Hyundai.

Police blocked off the 500 block of Duncan Avenue and evacuated neighbouring businesses while a search of each premises was conducted with a police dog.

Grandy says the email threats were widely received, not just in Penticton but in other locations as well.

The source or motive behind the threats is not known at this point.

Grandy said police have cleared the Penticton Hyundai dealership and are currently working their way through the other two. He expects Duncan Avenue will be reopened shortly.

—This story was updated with new information from police at 12:20 p.m., Dec. 13, 2018.

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