Williams Lake RCMP officers stand outside the courthouse in Williams Lake Wednesday morning.

Williams Lake RCMP officers stand outside the courthouse in Williams Lake Wednesday morning.

Williams Lake courthouse locked down after report of male with a gun

The courthouse building on Borland Street was on lockdown this morning due to reports of someone brandishing a firearm inside.

  • Jun. 6, 2012 7:00 a.m.

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.”