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.