Mar 14, 2013 / 10:40 am
The health unit at 740 Carmi Avenue was evacuated Thursday morning after someone called in a bomb threat to that location.
Police say a woman called the health unit about 8:30 a.m. and claimed there was a bomb set to go off inside.
The health unit was evacuated and traffic around the area re-routed.
"Penticton RCMP quickly followed up on the call and identified and located the elderly female caller," says Sgt. Rick Dellebuur.
"It was learned that the caller was disgruntled that an appointment had been changed and thus called and made the bomb threat."
Dellebuur says operations at the health unit and the surrounding area are returning to normal.
"Penticton RCMP are following up on the incident and it is not known at this time if charges will be laid."
Read more Penticton News
City of Penticton
Penticton Discussion Forum
Penticton & Wine Country Chamber
Regional District Okanagan-Similkameen
District of Summerland
Summerland Chamber & Tourism
Town of Oliver
Town of Osoyoos
Town of Keremeos
School District 67 - Okanagan Skaha
School District 53 - Okanagan Similkameen
- This Mule will stay awake until 3 a.m. May 22
- Downtown plan ready for public scrutiny May 22
- Penticton mutes backyard clucking May 22
- Trouble on the water May 21
- Council pecking order, hens on agenda May 21