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RCMP evacuate Nanaimo Superstore due to a bomb threat Wednesday night


Nanaimo’s Superstore on Metal Drive was evacuated by the RCMP Wednesday night after a concerning call.

At around 8:20 p.m. a bomb threat was called in that forced the Superstore to close and evacuate its staff and employees for several hours. 

Police say the store manager called in the threat asking police how to proceed. 

According to police, store management and Nanaimo RCMP then coordinated efforts in the best interest of the store’s employees, its customers and the building’s infrastructure. 

The decision was made to evacuate the store.

Nanaimo firefighters and emergency health services were on scene and stood by while the investigation proceeded.

Police then reportedly searched the interior and parking lot with the assistance of a canine unit. The RCMP investigators say they found nothing suspicious in their search. 

The store manager was informed of the outcome just after 10 p.m. 

Only employees were allowed to re-enter the premises at that time, as the business normally closes at that time. 

If you have information on this incident, contact the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345.

Curtis Blandy

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