Sheriffs block the entrance to Cranbrook Law Courts on 11th Avenue South after a bomb threat Thursday morning.

Sheriffs block the entrance to Cranbrook Law Courts on 11th Avenue South after a bomb threat Thursday morning.

Bomb threat at Cranbrook courthouse

11th Avenue closed in Cranbrook because of bomb threat Thurs. morning, believed to be a hoax

Parts of Cranbrook’s downtown is closed off Thursday morning, Dec. 19, because of a bomb threat called into the court house.

Cranbrook RCMP was notified at 9:20 a.m. Thursday by BC Sheriffs of a bomb threat that had been received by one of the court clerks. The voice message was left shortly after 9 a.m. and retrieved by the clerk as she began her workday.

The Sheriffs and RCMP evacuated the courthouse.

A male subject was identified very early on in the investigation and has been arrested. The subject has advised police the call was a hoax and a search of the courthouse found no threats.

A 35-year-old male from Cranbrook is in custody facing charges of public mischief. The investigation is currently in the early stages and updates will be posted as they become available.