RCMP issue lockdown of Hazelton schools

New Hazelton RCMP received information a sign was posted in the community with messaging that was concerning to the RCMP and the public.

  • Dec. 17, 2012 3:00 p.m.

New Hazelton RCMP received information that at least one sign was posted in the community with messaging that was concerning to the RCMP and the public.

“Local RCMP had reason to believe that it was written by a male who is well known to police and the community,” North District RCMP Const. Lesley Smith said.

“As a precautionary measure New Hazelton RCMP ordered a lock down of all local schools until they were able to locate the male responsible for posting the signs.”

The male suspect was soon located in New Hazelton and arrested for uttering threats.

The male is being held in police custody pending further investigation and a future court appearance, Smith explained.

Rumours had circulated that a male had entered a school and behaved in a disturbing manner, but Smith said those reports were false.

Just Posted

Sole searching: How the man in the shoe spends his days

Interior News gets rare look inside Kitseguecla shoe house with tour led by owner Toby Walsh

Housing affordability in Northern B.C. sees slight improvements: report

Higher paying jobs mitigating effects of increased housing prices, Realtor says

Repen: FOI data proves Telkwans being ripped off by ICBC

Former Telkwa mayor received a response from ICBC and says the results don’t look good for residents

Fires still burning near Telegraph Creek

BC Wildfire Service assures residents of a proactive plan heading into wildfire season

Northwest entrepreneurs pitch their plans for cash prizes

ThriveNorth announces 12 finalists in this year’s business challenge

What’s age got to do with it? B.C. couple with 45-year gap talks happy marriage

An Armstrong couple that has 45-year age gap began turning heads after being featured on show Extreme Love.

Vintage bottles, magic cards, a 1969 Playboy: Quirky items found in historic B.C. buildings

Crews set aside some of the funkier pieces emerging from the construction rubble

Easter bombings a response to New Zealand attacks, says Sri Lanka minister

The Islamic State group asserted it was responsible for the nine bombings

Man charged in fatal Salmon Arm church shooting to appear in court

Matrix Savage Gathergood charged with first degree murder, aggravated assault

RCMP looking to retrace steps of woman found dead on Kelowna beach

Caitlin Midori Bradley, a 29-year-old dancer at a Kelowna bar, was originally from Surrey

Two back-to-back earthquakes strike off Vancouver Island

The first earthquake happened at 1:27 p.m., the second at 2:44 p.m.

PHOTOS: New commemorative loonie marks progress’ for LGBTQ2 people

But advocates say it mistakenly suggests equality has been achieved largely as a result of government actions

B.C. VIEWS: NDP’s lawyer show is turning into a horror movie

Court actions pile up over pipelines, car insurance, care aides

PHOTOS: Green Party Leader Elizabeth May says ‘I do’ on Earth Day

May and John Kidder got married Monday morning in Victoria

Most Read