Public Mischief charges after false bomb threat report

July 18, 2019 4:43 pm

A Winnipeg man has been charged with public mischief after a police report was filed claiming someone had threatened to bomb a pipeline in southern Manitoba.

On October 19, 2018, Manitoba RCMP received a report from a manager of an energy company indicating that one of his employees overheard another employee make a threat to bomb a pipeline situated in the Morden/Winkler area.

The pipeline was immediately shut down and the RCMP Explosive Disposal Unit and Police Dog Services attended the scene. A thorough search was conducted, nothing of concern was located, and the area was deemed safe.

A detailed investigation into the threat was conducted by investigators from the RCMP National Security Enforcement Section, Major Crime Services and the Morden RCMP detachment.

Through the investigation, it was determined that the employee who overheard the threat and reported it to his manager made a false allegation.

On July 7, 2019, 37-year-old Ryan Fullerton of Winnipeg was charged with Public Mischief and Mischief over $5000 x 2. He is set to appear in Morden Provincial Court on August 13, 2019.