August 1, 2014 5:51 pm

UPDATE: Nanaimo RCMP clear Departure Bay 7-11 after bomb threat

The scene in Nanaimo.

Courtesy: Nate Floyd

Investigators with Nanaimo RCMP have searched the building housing the Departure Bay 7-11 store and found nothing suspicious after a bomb threat earlier this afternoon.

A two-block radius surrounding the building was cordoned off and no traffic was being allowed in.

Police say a call was received into the store at 1:05 p.m. today. The caller indicated there was a bomb in the store.

Nanaimo RCMP say the Departure Bay ferry terminal has not been closed and is running as usual. The 7-11 store is a kilometer away from the ferry terminal.

Officers are in the process of opening up roads and the Departure Bay beach, which was evacuated as a precautionary measure.

More to come. 

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