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Tsawwassen bomb threat a hoax
A bomb threat made to a Tsawwassen office Thursday (Jan. 27) afternoon turned out to be a hoax.
Delta Police confirmed that a search of the building by bomb-sniffing dogs in the 1500-block of 56th St. failed to turn up anything.
Employees and clients were evacuated from the Tsawwassen medical building shortly after 2 p.m. when police responded to a call from the Responsible Driver Program, a remedial program for impaired drivers, which had received the telephoned threat.
While police waited for the arrival of the bomb sniffing dogs, a few dozen workers and clients from the building waited on the sidewalks beyond the area cordoned off by yellow police tape.
They were later transported by a TransLink bus to the South Delta Baptist Church where a reception area was set up.
The commotion forced the diversion of traffic along 56th Street as police blocked off the area between 14th and 16th Avenues.
The search of the building, surrounding area and parked cars concluded around 5:30 p.m.