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UPDATED: Castlegar Safeway lock-down over

The Castlegar Safeway and businesses next door were evacuated this lunch hour.

A number of police vehicles cordoned off the parking lot as they responded to a bomb threat.

The area was declared safe around 2:30 pm.

THE RCMP told told us earlier they believed it was a hoax but they had various resources brought in to sweep the store.

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The Safeway in Cranbrook was also evacuated after a similar threat.

The plaza parking lot was sealed off during the incident but all roads around the Castlegar Safeway were moving as normal.

*Picture – Justine Kelsie

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