An Edmonton International Airport employee has been charged after a bomb threat was made, say RCMP.
Edmonton International Airport RCMP responded to a bomb threat heard over the public address system at 1:27 p.m. on March 24, said police in a Thursday news release.
An immediate investigation was launched and a short time later the threat was determined to be a hoax, and no flights were delayed as a result.
“We took this situation very seriously,” said Sgt. Beth Philipp of the EIA RCMP.
“Garda Security, RCMP and the airport authority came together quickly to determine that this threat was non-credible”
Eric Caouette, 27, of Edmonton is charged with mischief, uttering threats, and “making a false declaration of a person at an aerodrome carrying an explosive substance or device,” said police in the release.
He was released from custody on a promise to appear and is to appear in Leduc provincial court on April 25.