UPDATE: Kelowna RCMP investigating ‘suspicious circumstance’ along Enterprise Way
UPDATE: A false report of an explosive device closed Enterprise Way on Tuesday morning, according to Kelowna RCMP.
Police say the incident started at 10:15 a.m., with a “report of a device, that closely resembled an explosive device, in the trunk of a vehicle parked along the 2400 block of Enterprise Way.”
The RCMP’s explosives disposal unit was called in, with police confirming that the device was not explosive and was not a threat to the area.
Nearby businesses were evacuated and Police Dog Services also assisted in the incident.
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“The initial report to police prompted an immediate shut down of the surrounding roads and businesses in the area were evacuated,” said Cpl. Meghan Foster.
“Members of the Kelowna Fire Department and BC Ambulance Service were placed on standby to assist if required.”
Foster added that police appreciated “the co-operation of the evacuees as it allowed us to secure a timely and safe investigation.”
A section of Enterprise Way in Kelowna was temporarily blocked off on Tuesday morning as police investigated what they called a “suspicious circumstance.”
A business in the area told Global News that traffic is once again flowing.
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The area was originally blocked off at 11 a.m., but was reopened at 11:15 a.m.
Police said the road closure along the 2400 block of Enterprise Way was between Leckie Road and Hunter Road.
There are unconfirmed reports a threat was directed at a local business on Enterprise Way.
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