Man arrested after bomb threat at pork plant

Red Deer city RCMP have arrested a worker at a pork processing plant after a bomb threat was called in this morning.

Police say that the bomb threat heard this morning at a pork processing plant in Red Deer was in fact left as a message on Thursday night.

Red Deer city RCMP allege that an employee at Olymel left a voice mail on the answering machine at 10:45 p.m. Thursday.

Staff at the plant in Riverside Industrial Park didn’t retrieve the message until about 10:15 a.m. this morning.

They then contacted police.

The male caller said there was a bomb in the plant and that everyone should get out of the building, according to police.

RCMP evacuated all employees, who were moved to a building in the City of Red Deer civic yards across the street.

Police searched the building, with the help of RCMP police dog services, but no bomb was found.

Once the search was completed, the building was deemed safe and all employees were allowed back into the plant.

A suspect has been arrested and charges are pending.

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