Steinbach RCMP investigate bomb threat

July 31, 2020
Steinbach, Manitoba

News release

On July 30, 2020, at approximately 12:15 pm, RCMP responded to a bomb threat at the Steinbach Court Office on Reimer Avenue, in Steinbach.

An anonymous caller contacted 911 and stated there was a bomb in the washroom inside the Steinbach Court Office.

Immediately, numerous RCMP officers attended and evacuated the building and surrounding areas with the assistance of Manitoba Sheriff's. A number of emergency services including Steinbach Fire Department, were also at scene as a precaution, and assisted with the incident.

A suspicious device was located in the men's washroom, and the RCMP Explosives Disposal Unit (EDU) was deployed.

Police Dog Services arrived on scene and conducted a search for any other suspicious packages with negative results.

EDU attended and neutralized the device, rendering it safe. Upon further inspection it was determined to be a hoax device.

Steinbach RCMP along with the Major Crime Unit and Forensic Identification Services continue to investigate.

If you have any information on this incident please call Steinbach RCMP at 204-326-3926 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, or secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com.

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Contact information

Cpl. Julie Courchaine, Media Relations Officer
RCMP Media Relations
204-983-8497
Media.Relations.RCMP.Manitoba@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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