Police incident at Northills Mall comes to an end

By Chad Harris
September 20, 2016 - 12:01pm Updated: September 20, 2016 - 5:31pm

KAMLOOPS — A police incident that unfolded through the noon hour at Northills Mall has come to an uneventful end.

Cpl. Jodi Shelkie with Kamloops RCMP received a phone call at about 11:40 a.m., telling them there was a bomb in the Northills Mall building.

Shelkie says officers responded in force and evacuated the mall.

After a search accompanied by a police dog, investigators determined there was no bomb and no threat.

"It is quite a sizable place to look through, so it is going to take us a while to make sure everything is safe," stated Shelkie.

As of about 1:25 this afternoon, customers and staff were being allowed back inside, and police officers dismantled their perimeter.

"At 1:25, we let people back into the mall," said Shelkie. "We had determined that there was no threat in the mall to start with."

Shelkie says police will now try to identify who called in the false threat.

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