NEWS RELEASE · 3rd October 2012
A Bomb Threat received yesterday on October 2, 2012 caused the evacuation of the Northwestern Community College and the surrounding buildings on the campus.
Terrace RCMP responded within minutes of the call and secured the area. With the assistance of the Terrace Fire Department, BC Ambulance, Emergency Social Services, Community College Management and an RCMP specially trained explosives detection dog, the threat was found to be a hoax .
After a 5 hour search of over a dozen buildings, Terrace RCMP deemed the College campus safe and the College was turned back over to management and students by 8:30 pm.
“The investigation is still underway as we are attempting to identify the suspect responsible for this criminal offence,” stated Inspector Dana Hart of the Terrace Detachment. “We take all threats of this nature very seriously and the time and energy required by emergency resources in responding to this type of incident, impact their ability to respond to other operational demands.”
Terrace RCMP responded to a number of high priority calls throughout the day which proved to be challenging for the members and partnering agencies whose resources were being utilized at the Bomb Hoax.
Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to contact the Terrace RCMP Detachment at (250)638-7400 (250)638-7400 or if you would like to remain anonymous call CRIME STOPPERS at 1-800-222-TIPS 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).