Local business closed due to bomb threat

Bonnie Learning & Derek Montague
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Inside source claims that the caller demanded $4,000

Warr's Pharmacy in Happy Valley-Goose Bay was closed today after receiving a bomb threat. They reopened at 3:30 pm

Warr's Pharmacy in Happy Valley-Goose Bay closed its doors this afternoon, due to a bomb threat.

"The caller indicated there was an explosive on the premises and threatened its detonation. The RCMP were contacted and the building was evacuated," states an RCMP press release.

 "The RCMP Explosives Disposal Unit has been contacted and are working with members of the Happy Valley-Goose Bay RCMP to ensure the safety and security of the business."

 RCMP have yet to confirm some details, but an anonymous source with the business said that the pharmacy received a call earlier today at approximately noon.

 “The caller had an accent,” said the source. “They called in a bomb threat to the office and demanded $4,000.”

 The source said one of the managers, Chris Warr, was told if the police were contacted, the bomb would be “set off.”

The source said they are hopeful the call was just a hoax, but hopes the RCMP are taking it seriously, and that both the RCMP and the business owners will do what they need to do to make sure everything is safe before re-opening to the public.

All employees were sent home while police investigated the incident.

Greg Warr of Warr's Pharmacy says that everybody is okay and got out of the building safely.

Warr said he is reserving further comment at this time.

 

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  • steph
    January 07, 2014 - 14:57

    I'm sorry, but if your going to do something so stupid as phoning in a bomb threat, you should have asked for more than $4000. I hope that the person who called in gets what they deserve, and Hopefully they will realize that phoning in a bomb threat is no joke, no matter how much you ask for.

  • Will Hutchings
    January 03, 2014 - 16:01

    I gotta say, it's both shocking and appalling that something like this would happen here.