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UPDATE: Roads re-opened after bomb threat at Departure Bay 7-Eleven

A Nanaimo RCMP car blocks off a section of Departure Bay Road as Mounties investigate a bomb threat at the nearby 7-Eleven store. - CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin
A Nanaimo RCMP car blocks off a section of Departure Bay Road as Mounties investigate a bomb threat at the nearby 7-Eleven store.
— image credit: CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin

Roads around Departure Bay are being re-opened after Nanaimo RCMP cordoned off a two-block radius after a bomb threat was made to the nearby 7-Eleven store.

Spokesman Const. Gary O'Brien said officers search the building and exterior area and found no explosives or materials to cause further concern. A police dog trained to search out explosives also searched the area and found nothing.

The bomb threat was made by phone to the store shortly after 1 p.m., and an employee immediately called 911. All employees left the building as police investigated the incident.

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