Police were forced to evacuate a Kelowna hotel over night after a bomb threat

The Kelowna RCMP evacuated approximately 30 rooms of the hotel.

  • Feb. 9, 2016 1:00 p.m.

A bomb threat sent guests at a Kelowna hotel into the night early Monday morning.

On Feb. 8.at 1:12 a.m., the Kelowna RCMP received a report of a bomb threat which named the Accent Inn located in 1100 block of Harvey Avenue.

“Police have determined that an employee from the hotel took a call from an unknown person who stated that there was a bomb in the building. The employee then called police immediately. Police treated the non-specific threat as serious and responded to the hotel immediately,” said Const. Jesse O’Donaghey.

With the support of the Kelowna Fire Department and BC Ambulance Services, the Kelowna RCMP evacuated approximately 30 rooms of the hotel. The Accent Inn guests were sent across Harvey Avenue to the Capri Hotel which was offered as a staging area.

Two Police Service Dogs, ‘Ice’ and ‘Frag,’ both trained in the detection of explosive materials and devices performed a systematic and thorough search of the hotel.

“Nothing of interest or concern was located during the search and guests were allowed back to their rooms,” said O’Donaghey.

At this time investigators have not identified the suspect responsible for making the false call to the hotel, and continue to investigate.

If you have any information you are asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

 

Just Posted

Central Green project gets the green light

Kelowna city council approved a permit on the building which includes a large urban park

Kelowna artist creates fundraiser for a friend

Artist Laurie Koss was inspired by her friend’s cancer battle to help her keep fighting

Kelowna driver’s actions endangered police and public

Man fled in truck, then abandoned vehicle, after cops flagged him down

Update: One injured in Lake Country bus crash

A Central Okanagan School District bus was in an accident Monday morning

Robbery suspect charged

A 32-year-old man faces three charges in connection with robbery attempt at Vernon convenience store

Dragoons showcase “unique” recruiting tool

If you see an armoured vehicle rumbling along Hwy 97 in Vernon, the BC Dragoons say don’t worry..

Senior randomly stabbed in B.C. mall food court

Woman arrested after victim, 71, suffers serious injuries

Penticton bookkeeper may face jail time for embezzlement

Sentencing stances ranged from three years of probation to six months in jail for $60k embezzlement

B.C. Liberal hopefuls begin final leadership push

Five MLAs, one outsider pitch policies to party members

Vancouver Island marijuana producer bought by Aphria in $230M deal

Aphria’s annual production forecast increases to 230,000 kgs

Penticton Lakers lose to Kelowna Owls in basketball provincial qualifier

Junior girls basketball provincial qualifier held in Penticton

Lawyer says RCMP cleared in car wash shooting

Independent report into shooting of Kayman Winter not yet released to the public.

UPDATED: ‘Young, innocent’ teen hit during Vancouver shootout dies

15-year-old Coquitlam boy was in a car driving by the scene

Ontario man charged with selling Canadian’s usernames and passwords

Ontario man ran site that peddled billions of pieces of personal data: RCMP

Most Read