NPD provides details regarding courthouse bomb scare
A bomb scare yesterday saw both the courthouse and City Hall in Nelson evacuated, according to NPD Sgt. Paul Bayes.
“On Monday, April 28 at approximately 1:30 p.m., an unknown person called the Nelson court house to report they had planted a bomb in the building. A decision was made by courthouse management to evacuate and a search was conducted by members of the Nelson Police Department, Sheriffs and RCMP.
“A suspicious package was found during this search. For safety reasons the adjoining City Hall building was evacuated and nearby businesses were advised of the situation. The RCMP bomb disposal unit was brought in to investigate the package.
“It was subsequently determined that the threat was a hoax. The investigation is ongoing and the Nelson Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the offender. If you have any information, please contact the Nelson Police at 354-3919 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.”
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