Bomb threat closes Peace Arch border crossing


A bomb threat closed the Peace Arch border crossing in both directions for 90 minutes on the evening of January 14.

A U.S. traveler indicated there was a bomb in their vehicle when attempting to enter Canada at the Peace Arch border crossing around 8 p.m. January 14, said Canada Border Services Agency spokesperson Karine Martel in an email to The Northern Light. The police inspected the threat while vehicles already in line to enter the Peace Arch border crossing were let in through the NEXUS lane. Northbound and southbound traffic was rerouted to the Pacific Highway border crossing, Martel said. 

Police declared the vehicle was safe and the driver was processed before  being returned to the U.S., Martel said. The border crossing reopened by 9:30 p.m. 


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