UPDATE – The RCMP released the following information about the incident.
On October 29, 2018, at just after 12 noon, the Fort St John RCMP received a report of a man stating he was in possession of a bomb on the Totem Mall property, located at 9600 93rd Ave, Fort St John, BC.
Monday afternoon, a 23-year-old male was on mall property and when questioned by mall security about what he was doing, the man told security, twice, that he was in possession of a bomb. Security notified the Fort St John RCMP who made a quick response in the interest of public safety. The Fort St John RCMP were able to locate the man who also had a duffle bag with him. The man was taken into custody without incident by attending members. When asked what was in the bag, the man replied loudly, “A bomb!”. Members were able to quickly determine that there was not a bomb in the bag but rather…groceries.
Though it may be the season of Tricks or Treats, the Fort St John RCMP take the safety of the public they serve, very seriously and the threat of a bomb is more than a joking matter.
General Duty members as well as plain clothed units attended the mall, to cordon off the area and intervene as necessary. The Fort St John RCMP believe this to be an isolated incident but the investigation is currently ongoing. The Fort St John RCMP are expecting there to be charges laid in this incident.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John RCMP have arrested one suspect after walking into Winners making bomb threats.
During the noon hour on Monday, the Fort St. John RCMP responded to a call of a bomb threat at Winners in the Totem Mall. The RCMP quickly responded and apprehended the suspect who allegedly entered the store and said he had a bomb.
The RCMP found the suspect and arrested him with guns drawn. The RCMP have determined there was no bomb, and thankfully no one was injured.
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