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Bomb threat at the casino in Vernon

Postby Mack of Trades » Sep 6th, 2012, 11:44 am

i heard there was a bomb scare today... i drove by and police everywhere people all over the streets ...anyone know what happend seeing since castanet is pathetic at reporting anything that happens in vernon unless a swan dies (rip swan) or there just so slow at putting anything up from vernon you dont hear about it for a week or 2...................COMMON CASTANET GET WITH THE PROGRAM !
come join us on facebook and lets get organized just type in the search field on facebook Okanagan area 4x4 and Outdoor Event Organization and ask to join our group .lets find a solution to reducing damage ,re-using the area ,and recycling the idea's:)
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Re: bomb threat at the casino in vernon

Postby Star Light » Sep 6th, 2012, 1:12 pm

Here you go, they are permitting people to return to their business's.

http://www.vernonmorningstar.com/news/168800146.html


Casino Cleared For Bomb Threat
Written by Peter McIntyre Thursday, 06 September 2012 12:51

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Customers and staff wait across the street as RCMP and Fire Rescue investigate a bomb threat at Lake City Casino (Jason Armstrong photo)A security incident at Vernon's Lake City Casino has ended.

Staff and customers of the gaming outlet on Anderson Way were evacuated around 11:20 this morning due to a bomb threat.

They were allowed back in about 90 minutes later after police, Fire Rescue and a bomb-sniffing dog checked out the building.

The casino reopened at 12:51pm.

Nearby businesses like Eastside Mario's and the TD Bank were also cleared.

This man was in the casino at the time.

He says, "(Staff) told us, 'Everyone evacuate the casino, and go as far away as possible.'"

The patrons were not told why they were being removed.

Part of Anderson Way was closed to traffic during the incident.

Staff and customers at the nearby stores were allowed back in at 12:10.

Police have not said if they have a suspect, or given any more details about the incident.
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