Red Deer Collicutt Centre closed Sunday evening after bomb threat

Message found scrawled on washroom wall

  • May. 1, 2017 7:00 a.m.

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.

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