Moncton airport resumes normal operations after fake bomb threat
RCMP search found nothing after Roméo LeBlanc International Airport was evacuated
Greater Moncton Roméo LeBlanc International Airport resumed normal operations on Sunday following a fake bomb threat that triggered an evacuation and RCMP investigation.
Cpl. Luc Basque told CBC News that someone called the airport to make the threat, and airport officials subsequently called the police and evacuated the airport.
According to Basque, no bomb, suspicious package or object was found; RCMP traced the call and determined it was a real call but a fake threat, Basque added.
Airport spokesperson Julie Pondant told CBC News that evacuations began shortly before 7:00 pm AT, with RCMP officers arriving shortly after. She said at least two flights were redirected to other airports.
The airport tweeted at around 9:00 p.m. that "all is clear."
UPDATE: All is clear<br>and we have returned to normal operations. Thank you for your patience and to first responders for their quick response <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MonctonYQM?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MonctonYQM</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Moncton?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Moncton</a> <a href="https://t.co/2RVgbB1deH">pic.twitter.com/2RVgbB1deH</a>—@MonctonYQM
With files from Radio-Canada