The Rossland courthouse had to be evacuated earlier this morning after a threat was called in.
Trail RCMP are now investigating the security incident, which occurred shortly after 10 a.m.
“A phone call was placed to the Provincial Crown Counsel office in Nelson, B.C. that indicated the safety and security of the public and staff at the courthouse in Rossland, B.C. may be in danger,” RCMP Corporol Dave Johnson said in a press release. “Police and the courthouse were advised immediately and the courthouse was quickly and efficiently evacuated without any incident.”
Johnson would not comment on the exact nature of the threat.
A search of the building was conducted by the RCMP and B.C. Sheriffs, who determined that there was no threat to the safety of the staff or public at the courthouse.
Staff returned to work and the courtrooms were put back in session.
Johnson added that the investigation into the individual who made this phone call is continuing and an update will be provided when available.
Police would like to thank all staff and public at the courthouse who reacted to the situation in a calm and professional manner.