UPDATE: 11 a.m.
After a thorough search of the courthouse, nothing suspicious was found and RCMP turned the building back over to the sheriffs.
The courthouse and Water Street has now reopened.
It’s unclear who made the threat against the courthouse or why.
UPDATE: 10:30 a.m.
RCMP received a call about 9:30 a.m. of a possible threat made against the Kelowna Law Courts.
Police quickly converged on scene, blocking off Water Street from Cawston Avenue to Doyle Avenue.
Sheriffs quickly evacuated the the building as soon as the threat was made.
Police alongside Sheriffs are entering the building to do a sweep of the law courts.
Kelowna officers will consult with RCMP E Division about the next steps to take in this incident.
The sidewalk along the westside of the Water Street is open to the public. There is a large crowd gathering in the area watching the officers, however, no one has been told to leave the immediate area.
— Jacqueline Gelineau (@Rangers_mom) July 5, 2023
The Kelowna Law Courts are being evacuated after an alleged bomb threat was made Wednesday morning.
Those inside the courthouse told nearby coffee shop Eurobean that they were rushed out of the courtrooms at about 9:40 a.m. by Sheriffs, and told there was a bomb threat.
Water Street is blocked off while RCMP are on scene investigating.
Anyone who was evacuated from the courthouse was welcomed at Eurobean.
More to come.