RCMP Advise no Explosive Device Found Following Hay River Bomb Threat

Hay River, Northwest Territories – After a thorough search of the area near the Esso station in Hay River, RCMP have confirmed that no explosive device was found.

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Police are confident the area is safe. Schools have been released from lockdown.

“We take all complaints of threats very seriously and will continue to conduct a thorough investigation. To date, we are confident there is no imminent risk to the public in relation to the threat received. We thank the citizens of Hay River for their cooperation and patience during this investigation,” states Cst Matt Halstead, South District RCMP Media Relations.

The RCMP would like to thank the Town of Hay River and Mayor, the Hay River Fire Department and the GNWT Department of Transportation for their assistance.

The investigation is on-going.

Anyone with information they can provide in relation to this incident is asked to contact the Hay River RCMP at (867) 874 – 1111, or report anonymously through CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 nwtnutips.com, click on “submit a web tip” text: nwtnutips to 274637.

BACKGROUND:

Bomb Threat reported in Hay River near Esso station

Hay River, Northwest Territories – Hay River RCMP have received a report of a bomb threat in the community of Hay River.

Hay River RCMP are responding to a reported bomb threat in the area of the local ESSO gas station. Hay River RCMP are being assisted by several units of Northwest Territories RCMP as they investigate the bomb threat.

The threat was received this afternoon approximately 12:00 PM.

Students and staff of the schools in Hay River have been notified and the schools are on lock down.

Citizens of Hay River are asked to stay away from the general area near the ESSO gas station as the investigation continues.

“Public safety is our number one concern at this time. We urge the citizens of Hay River to heed the police request of refraining to attend to or near the suspected location of the bomb threat. This will assist us as we move forward on this investigation”, states Cst Matt Halstead, South District RCMP Media Relations.

Anyone with information they can provide in relation to this incident is asked to contact the Hay River RCMP at (867) 874 – 1111, or report anonymously through CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 nwtnutips.com, click on “submit a web tip” text: nwtnutips to 274637.

Hay River RCMP


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