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Police apprehend suspect in connection to threatening text sent to Interior Health in Kelowna

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March 06, 2019 - 12:44 PM

KELOWNA - Police have apprehended a suspect believed to have texted a threat to Interior Health earlier today.

In a press release, Kelowna RCMP stated on March 6 at around 9:30 a.m., they received a report of a threat sent to Interior Health in downtown Kelowna via text message. Front line officers, supported by police dog services, arrived at the Interior Health building at 505 Doyle Avenue to investigate the threat.

“We take all complaints of threats very seriously,” RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey said in the release.

During the investigation, police placed a man in custody for possibly sending the threatening text. If sufficient evidence is collected, criminal charges could be laid against him.

“At this time RCMP do not believe that the general public is at any risk,” O’Donaghey said.

The name and age of the suspect, and the content of the threatening texts, have not been made available to the public.

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