A security alert that Surrey RCMP are calling “unfounded” cancelled some classes at Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Surrey campus on Thursday (March 31).
Surrey RCMP Cpl. Vanessa Munn told the Now-Leader the scene had been cleared around 1:30 p.m. following a brief lockdown.
Munn said there was an “unspecified threat received” and “out of an abundance of caution” the university campus in the 12600-block went into lockdown.
The call came in around 12:15 p.m., she added.
In a release, Munn said the university “received a threat via phone,” which led to a “significant police presence surrounding the campus.”
While police were able to determine the call was “not a legitimate threat,” Munn said police are “continuing to investigate the origin of the phone call.”
On Instagram, the university posted that as of 1:15 p.m., classes at the Surrey campus in the 12600-block of 72 Avenue are cancelled until 4 p.m.
KPU said at about 1 p.m., police “received information of a potential imminent threat to KPU Surrey campus.” The post added that if anyone was on campus to “please shelter in place pending further updates. Otherwise please stay away from campus.”