Safeway evacuated, police called in

Incident likely a prank, police say, originating out of the country

  • Dec. 18, 2014 11:00 a.m.
Cranbrook Safeway was evacuated Thursday afternoon

Cranbrook Safeway was evacuated Thursday afternoon

Cranbrook Safeway was evacuated Thursday afternoon, the parking lot blocked off by City and Emergency Personnel vehicles, and police summoned to the store. Police later said the incident was likely a prank, similar to other incidents that have taken place around the province in recent days, originating out of the country.

The Castlegar Safeway was also evacuated Thursday afternoon, for a similar reason.