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No gun found, C2 firearm investigation concludes

A Bonnyville RCMP investigation into a firearm complaint has determined there was no firearm present at the Bonnyville and District Centennial Centre on the evening of Jan. 28.
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BONNYVILLE – An incident that incited panic, fear, an evacuation of a community facility, and a flurry of speculation on social media over a possible firearm threat at the Bonnyville and District Centennial Centre (C2) on Jan. 28, was found to be baseless. 

Bonnyville RCMP have advised the public that after an extensive investigation, they can confirm that “a firearm was not involved in an incident at the Centennial Centre, as previously reported.” 

“RCMP conducted several interviews and reviewed video surveillance, and a firearm was not seen,” states an RCMP media release. 

The only report of a firearm complaint being present in the community facility was received by Bonnyville RCMP at 5:04 p.m. on Jan. 28, Bonnyville RCMP Sgt. Doug MacFarland told Lakeland This Week

Following the review of surveillance footage of the night in question, police are not anticipating any further updates in the matter.  

"Police have spoken to numerous witnesses and no one reported seeing a firearm,” MacFarland added.

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