No bomb detected in downtown Kamloops

5th and Victoria have both reopened to traffic after morning bomb scare

UPDATE 12:15 p.m.: A bomb scare that closed several blocks of downtown Kamloops earlier today has ended with no injuries, and no sign of an explosive device.

A police dog trained to sniff out explosives was brought to the site, but found nothing.

Victoria Street and 5th Avenue have both fully reopened, and the building at the corner of 5th and Victoria that houses the TNRD headquarters, the main Kamloops Library, and the Kamloops Art Gallery, has been reopened.

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A section of downtown Kamloops is closed, as police have blocked off streets in the area.

According to the Thompson-Nicola Regional District, the building at the corner of 5th and Victoria that houses the TNRD and the main Kamloops Library was evacuated this morning, with TNRD and library staff loaded on to buses.

According to witnesses in the area, a bomb threat was allegedly reported Friday before 8 a.m.

Victoria Street between 4th and 6th Avenue are blocked off by RCMP and members of the public have been asked to leave the area, as well as 5th between Seymour and Victoria.

Helicopters are reported to be flying over head.

RCMP have not responded to reports that an explosive device might be in the area.


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