Manitoba Legislature Briefly Evacuated Over Security Threat

Manitoba Legislature Briefly Evacuated Over Security Threat

Manitoba Legislature Police
Winnipeg police responded to the Manitoba legislature for a security threat on Thursday, October 5, 2017. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba Legislative Building was briefly evacuated Thursday afternoon due to a “suspicious circumstance.”

Speaker Myrna Driedger said there was a security threat in the public gallery.

Premier Brian Pallister later said a threat was phoned in — something he called mischief-making and unproductive.

Emergency crews responded at around 3 p.m. and police advised the public to avoid the area.

The all-clear was given at approximately 4:15 p.m. and staff began making their way back into the building.

The security scare comes on the same day the province announced it was beefing up security at the legislature.

— With files from The Canadian Press


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