Edmonton bomb threat: employee has been charged (Reports)

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Edmonton bomb threat: employee has been charged (Reports)
Edmonton bomb threat: employee has been charged (Reports)

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.

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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.

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“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.

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He was released from custody on a promise to appear and is to appear in Leduc provincial court on April 25.

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