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Motel bomb threat made by prank caller

A prank call of a bomb threat has police reminding the public of the danger of false calls to emergency crews.

Just after midnight on Wednesday, police, fire and paramedics were called to a motel on Lakeshore Drive to respond to the threat of a bomb.

After securing the area, police found the threat was a prank call from a young person.

No criminal charges were laid in the investigation, but police confirm social services agencies are now involved.

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Police say there is no risk to public safety, but do underline the potential harm caused by prank calls.

“When Emergency Services respond to a call there is always a potential for something to

go wrong. Prank calls require a response and potentially take away services that may be required at a real emergency,” the North Bay Police Service stated.

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