No charges laid for Oct. 3 Grand Forks Credit Union bomb scare incident

There will be no charges laid in relation to the Grand Forks Credit Union abandoned briefcase, bomb scare incident.

There will be no charges laid for the Oct. 3 abandoned briefcase

There will be no charges laid for the Oct. 3 abandoned briefcase

There will be no charges laid in relation to the Oct. 3 Grand Forks Credit Union abandoned briefcase, bomb scare incident.

“We did identify the individual that left the briefcase there,” explained Grand Forks RCMP’s Staff Sgt. Jim Harrison. “We questioned him thoroughly and formed the opinion that there was no criminal intent, so there are no charges forthcoming.”

Harrison said that the individual claimed that he found the briefcase and just left it outside hoping that the owner would come by and retrieve it.

The abandoned briefcase was found on the morning of Oct. 3 and police closed off the area surrounding the credit union and a bomb-detecting dog was brought in but the briefcase was found to be empty.

There had been a similar incident in Rutland, B.C. and the briefcase in that incident was wired with explosives.