Bomb scare forces evacuation of restaurant

By Doug Collins
March 4, 2017 - 7:57pm Updated: March 5, 2017 - 9:03am

KAMLOOPS — A Kamloops restaurant had to be evacuated for over an hour this morning while police searched for a possible bomb.

The Aberdeen McDonald's on Hugh Allan Drive received a call around 10:30 AM this morning indicating a bomb was on the premises.

Management evacuated the restaurant and called police.

RCMP Sergeant Bob Fogarty says police did a thorough search of the premises, before determining around 11:30 AM that there was no bomb.

He says the restaurant was then allowed to reopen. 

Sergeant Fogarty says they aren't ruling out a "swatting" call , a fake call to draw police out to a false event. It's happened before, and Fogarty says they're looking into the possibility it happened again this morning.

Fogarty says these types of calls come in through computer-generated technology and are hard to trace. 

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