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Premier says threat phoned in, prompting evacuation of Manitoba legislature

Politicians, staff and visitors are seen outside the Manitoba legislature after it was evacuated due to a security threat in Winnipeg on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. Premier Brian Pallister said a threat was phoned in, prompting people to wait outside the historic building for more than an hour. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Steve Lambert
October 05, 2017 - 2:26 PM

WINNIPEG - The Manitoba legislature was evacuated today for over an hour due to a security threat.

The fire alarm rang, and politicians, staff and visitors were ordered outside the building as Question Period was winding down.

Speaker Myrna Driedger said there was a security threat in the public gallery.

Premier Brian Pallister later said a threat was phoned in — something he called mischief-making and unproductive.

There were many visitors in the public gallery, including group of students opposed to a bill that would ease restrictions on post-secondary tuition increases.

The students had left the gallery before the security threat, however, and had briefly protested in a hallway.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2017
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