RCMP in Thompson is attempting to track down the person responsible for calling in a bomb threat at Thompson Hospital on Thursday, July 8, 2021.
Investigators say the threat came in around 4:30 am from a male caller who said there was an “IED” (improvised explosive device) in the building and they needed to evacuate.
Officers searched the hospital complex but did not find any suspicious packages or a device.
There were 55 patients and staff in the facility at the time of the incident but they remained inside as police searched.
RCMP believe the phone call was a hoax. An investigation for public mischief continues.
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