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Bomb threats force Mohawk College students out of their dorms

CityNews | posted Monday, Sep 26th, 2016

A series of bomb threats forced students to evacuate their dorms at Mohawk College on Sunday night.

The phone calls came at about 9 p.m., Hamilton police said.

McMaster University and Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington were also targeted. However, all locations were checked and nothing was found.

Students have since been allowed back into their dorms.

The bomb threats come days after similar incidents in P.E.I., Nova Scotia, Manitoba and Nunavut.

Last week, every single school in Prince Edward Island was evacuated due to a bomb scare, sending parents scrambling. RCMP spokesman Sgt. Kevin Baillie said a fax was sent to Ottawa RCMP Wednesday morning from someone threatening to detonate bombs at several schools.

Three colleges in Nova Scotia were also evacuated after receiving threats. Hours later, a school board in Winnipeg received a similar bomb threat, but no schools were evacuated.

On Thursday, schools in three regions of Nunavut were closed due to a bomb threat, but reopened after lunch.

On Sunday morning, police in the Halifax area say they responded to five unfounded bomb threats within about an hour.

With files from The Canadian Press


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