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RCMP investigate bomb threat at courthouse in Steinbach, Man.

RCMP are investigating after a bomb threat evacuated the courthouse in Steinbach, Man. Thursday.
RCMP are investigating after a bomb threat evacuated the courthouse in Steinbach, Man. Thursday. File / RCMP

Police are investigating a bomb threat phoned into the court in Steinbach, Man. Thursday.

Police say someone called 911 and said there was a bomb in a washroom in the building, forcing the evacuation of the court office on Reimer Avenue around 12:15 p.m

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A number of RCMP officers were called in, along with the Steinbach Fire Department.

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Police say a suspicious device was found in the men’s washroom, and the RCMP’s explosives disposal unit (EDU) was called in to help.

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The suspicious device turned out to be what police are calling a “hoax device.”

RCMP continue to investigate and are asking anyone with information to call investigators at 204-326-3926 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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