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Bomb threat at Steinbach courthouse turned out to be a 'hoax device': RCMP

The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police "E" Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on April 13, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

STEINBACH – Mounties in Steinbach say the coast is clear after a bomb threat at Steinbach Court Office on Reimer Avenue.

Around lunchtime, Thursday anonymous caller dialed 911 and told police there was a bomb in the washroom.

RCMP and officers from the Manitoba’s Sherriff’s office evacuated the building and found the suspicious device in the men’s room.

RCMP Explosives Disposal Unit (EDU) “neutralized” the device.

Mounties say upon further investigation, the device turned out to be a fake.