A police vehicle blocks access to the Prince Rupert Northern Savings Credit Union branch on Third Avenue on Friday morning.

UPDATE: Third Avenue reopened after Northern Savings cleared of threat

Third Avenue has been re-opened after RCMP determined there was no threat at Northern Savings Credit Union.


Third Avenue has been re-opened after RCMP determined there was no threat at Northern Savings Credit Union.

“The investigation is ongoing, but we have deemed the building safe,” said Const. Matt Ericson, noting the call received by the credit union related to a “threat to the building”.

This is the second time in the last two week a Prince Rupert business has received a threat. While a bomb-sniffing dog was brought in to Safeway on Nov. 26, Const. Ericson said that was not the case this time.

“The dog wasn’t needed simply given the nature of the building. A bank is very secure and there are a lot of places the public are not permitted. Safeway is much larger, the public is allowed anywhere and there are a lot of containers there,” he said.



On the morning of Friday, Dec. 5, the Northern Savings Credit Union Prince Rupert branch and head office was told to evacuate by Prince Rupert RCMP after the branch received a call.

“Northern Savings Credit Union received a call which prompted police response for public safety,” said Cst. Matt Ericson of the RCMP.

“The building was evacuated. The nature of this call cannot be discussed at this time. We’ll be carrying out an investigation of the building for approximately half an hour, so we ask that people stay clear of Third Avenue and McBride Street.”

Look for more of this story as it develops.

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