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Banff RCMP investigate false hostage threats

(Tom Ross - 660 NEWS)
Summary

Banff RCMP responded to a report on Tuesday that a man had shot someone at the Banff International Hostel.


Police determined the threats were a hoax and are investigating


BANFF (660 NEWS) – Banff RCMP responded to a report on Tuesday that a man had shot someone at the Banff International Hostel, that later turned out to be a hoax.

Police contained the hostel and talked with the suspect by phone who claimed that he had shot a person and had taken hostages.

RCMP later determined that the threats were false and the call was being made from outside Canada on a ‘voice over internet protocol’ (VOIP) system.

The matter is under investigation as RCMP try to pinpoint where the call came from.