A 37-year-old Winnipeg man is facing a number of mischief related charges in connection to a bomb threat incident that occurred in October of 2018.

On October 19, 2018, at approximately 7:25am, Manitoba RCMP received a report from a manager of an energy company indicating that one of his employees overheard another employee make a threat to bomb a pipeline situated in the Morden – Winkler area.

Police say that the pipeline was immediately shut down and the RCMP Explosive Disposal Unit and Police Dog Services attended the scene. A thorough search was conducted and nothing of concern was located. The area was deemed safe.

A detailed investigation into the threat was conducted by investigators from the RCMP National Security Enforcement Section, Major Crime Services and the Morden RCMP detachment.

RCMP report that through the investigation, it was determined that the employee who overheard the threat and reported it to his manager made a false allegation. On July 7, 2019, 37-year-old Ryan Fullerton of Winnipeg was charged with public mischief and mischief over $5,000. He is set to appear in Morden Provincial Court on August 13, 2019.