Wednesday, Feb 28, 2018
Bomb Scare Benign
Police deal with briefcase in downtown alleyway
By Staff/Voice photos
The RCMP Bomb Disposal Unit moves into the area of the suspicious briefcase was found.
unday afternoon a briefcase was spotted in the alley behind the Chilliwack Courthouse that police felt could have been an explosive device.
To be safe side, police responded by barricaded the area for two blocks around the scene.
The Bomb Disposal Unit moved in a few hours later and went to work on the unidentified device. The Emergency Response Team unit was also on hand.
This was the first bomb scare in recent memory. Most couldn't remember a time when that has happened.
At any rate it gives crews a chance to get out there out of the shop and test their latest equipment.