The Collicutt Centre in Red Deer was closed Sunday evening after a bomb threat was discovered scrawled on a wall in one of the washrooms.
Collicutt Centre staff initiated their safety protocols and worked with RCMP to clear the building at approximately 5:30 p.m. Police Dog Services searched the building with a bomb-trained dog and determined that the facility was safe. The building remained closed for the remainder of the evening.
A strong response of about six RCMP vehicles and officers responded to the threat. While it was phrased in such a way that it did not appear to be serious, public safety is always top of mind for police and City of Red Deer staff, RCMP said in a release on Monday.
Red Deer RCMP continue to investigate, and thanked the staff of Collicutt Centre for their co-operation in ensuring ongoing public safety by following their safety plan in a calm and methodical manner.
The leisure re-opened as usual on Monday.