Huge response to bomb threat

Police dog brought in from Prince George to Terrace

  • Oct. 3, 2012 4:00 p.m.

AS MANY AS 20 RCMP officers were involved at one time or another yesterday after a bomb threat forced the closure and evacuation of Northwest Community College’s Terrace campus.

“… From the resources deployed by the RCMP, the college, fire, EHS [emergency health services] and others, you can imagine how costly this incident has been,” commented Terrace RCMP Inspector Dana Hart on the effort that went into the situation after the threat was received yesterday morning.

Six RCMP members from Terrace were called in on overtime on their days off and a number of administrative officers at the detachment here were also involved, he said.

The campus was re-opened at approximately 8:30 pm last night after a specially-trained explosives detection dog was brought in from Prince George.

“It took approximately five hours for the second search,” reported Hart of the dog’s work.

Investigators today are working to identify the suspect(s) involved in making the threat which was apparently received via email.

“To elaborate could thwart the investigation,” said Hart.


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