On July 30, 2020, at approximately 12:15pm, Steinbach RCMP responded to a bomb threat at the Steinbach Court Office located on Reimer Avenue.
Police say that an anonymous caller contacted 911 and stated that there was a bomb in the washroom inside the Steinbach Court Office. Immediately, numerous RCMP officers attended and evacuated the building and surrounding areas with the assistance of Manitoba Sheriffs. A number of emergency services, including Steinbach Fire Department, were also at the scene assisting with the incident.
RCMP report that a suspicious device was located inside the men’s washroom, resulting in the RCMP Explosives Disposal Unit(EDU) being deployed. Police Dog Services arrived on scene and conducted a search for any other suspicious packages with negative results.
EDU attended and neutralized the device, rendering it safe. Upon further inspection it was determined to be a hoax device.
Steinbach RCMP along with the Major Crime Unit and Forensic Identification Services continue to investigate this incident.
If you have any information regarding this incident, you are asked to call the Steinbach RCMP at 204-326-3926 or CrimeStoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477. You can also submit a secure tip online at manitobacrimestoppers.com.