Abbotsford library evacuated and closed due to bomb threat

Aug 19 2018, 8:00 am

Visitors at an Abbotsford library were in for a scare on Saturday afternoon after a bomb threat drew the attention of police.

On Saturday, August 18, the Clearbrook Library in the Fraser Valley shut down unexpectedly as Abbotsford police (Abby PD) investigated a potential bomb threat.

The facility was evacuated at approximately 2:30 pm and remained closed as Abby PD conducted a thorough investigation.

Three hours later, just before 6 pm, police clarified that the library building and the surrounding property were clear of any threats.

Abby PD have not disclosed how many people were occupying the library at the time, nor have they mentioned what prompted the initial scare.

Both police and the Clearbrook Library have confirmed that the facility will re-open at 10 am on Sunday.

The building is located on 32320 George Ferguson Way.

Abbotsford library

Clearbrook Library in the Fraser Valley

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