The courthouse building on Borland Street was on lockdown this morning due to reports of someone brandishing a firearm inside.
Insp. Warren Brown of the Williams Lake RCMP says that at about 10:30 a.m. a male phoned the Williams Lake RCMP detachment to say that a male dressed in a black hoody attended an office at the courthouse and had a gun.
The RCMP, along with Sheriff Services, locked down the building and conducted a systematic search.
However, the search did not confirm that there was someone inside with a gun.
“The investigation is continuing to determine whether or not this was a hoax,” Brown says. “Due to the vague details, we could not determine which floor or office the alleged incident occurred nor could we determine the source of the call.”